Dean R. Gephart Obituary, Death – At the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the 9th of December, 2022, Dean R. Gephart passed away from his illness. David Sylvester and Loma Olive (Gustin) Gephart welcomed their son Dean into the world on May 30, 1938 in the town of Keystone in Wells County, Indiana. After graduating from Chester High School in 1957 and spending his formative years in the Keystone community, Dean went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Following his discharge from the military, he settled in Bluffton, Indiana, and began working at Corning Glass Works. After that, he relocated to North Webster, Indiana, where Dean found employment at Dana Corporation in Syracuse, Indiana, where he was a member of the local union. Before the factory was shut down in 2007, Dean took his retirement from Dana Corporation.
Dean took pleasure in both working with wood and spending time with his family and friends. He took part in the regional craft exhibits and farmer’s markets in the area. Fishing, games involving dice, and putting together wooden puzzles were among of his favorite pastimes. Dean was the type of person who was never without a “story” to tell or a “lesson” to teach. This remarkable man will be deeply missed by all of us.
His two sons, Dean Ronald Gephart II and David J. Gephart, step-daughter Kathleen (Donald) Nave, brother Jake (Joyce) Gephart, sister Martha (Donald) Weaver, and sister-in-law Nina Gephart are among those who are still living. He also leaves behind a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Dean Ronald Gephart II and David J. Gephart both married
Dean’s parents were David Sylvester and Loma Olive (Gustin) Gephart. He also lost an infant daughter, Robyn Gephart, three wives, Karen (Wilcoxon), Shirley (Hankins), and Carolyn (Wolf), seven brothers, Joseph, Cark, Ralph, Max, Glenn, and Donald Gephart, two sisters, Ethel (Homer) King and Helen Izella Gephart, and one step-daughter, Patricia
Funeral services are going to take place. Please revisit this page in the near future for information and service times that have been updated. The Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier, Indiana is in charge of making the necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Gardens of Memory in Muncie, Indiana, are where the interment will take place.