Wayne D. Carpenter, 67, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away after complications of a fall, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on April 22, 1952 in Wabash, to the late Paul and Barbara (Snell) Carpenter.
Wayne was a 1970 graduate of Wabash High School. He was retired. Wayne played softball with the Wabash Majors, from 1978 to 1982. After playing, he was a volunteer coach in the Wabash community. Wayne loved helping at Pathfinder Services. He was a foster parent for 9 years.
Wayne is survived by his former wife, Karen (Glassburn) Carpenter; three sons, Cory (Somer) Carpenter, of Greenwood, Indiana, Tyson Carpenter and Maxwell Carpenter, of Wabash; two daughters, Megan Fields, of Wabash and Kaylee (Joseph) Gates, of Fort Wayne; one brother, Brian Carpenter, of Wabash; three grandchildren, Knydal Fields, Keaton Fields and Kylie Carpenter.
Calling hours for friends and family will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Preferred memorials are to the Pathfinder Services of Wabash, 2049 South Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992 or to Blessings in a Backpack.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com