David “Dave” Fugate, 55, Warsaw, passed away at 3:23 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on Dec. 22, 1962, in Hazard, Ky. to Walter and Evalee (Farler) Fugate.
He grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Dilce Combs High School in Jeff, Ky. He moved to Indiana in 1981 and was married on Nov. 18, 1994, in Warsaw, to Sheryl J. (Schweitzberger) Ward, who survives. He was employed at Lippert Components in Goshen since 2004 and formerly worked for Kimble Glass in Warsaw for 21 years.
He is survived by his wife; daughters: Shannon Watkins, Milford; Kari (Mario) Aguilar, Elkhart; five grandchildren: Brittany Adkins, Jacob Schweitberger, Brett Green, Zachary Gallup and Kailyn Watkins; eight great grandchildren; two sisters: Norma (Kevin) Gipson, Peru; Carol Caudill, Hazard, Ky.; three brothers: Gary (Marlene) Fugate, Warsaw; Bill Fugate, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Jim Fugate, Burket; mother-in-law, Nancy Heuer, Hanover, Kan.; sister-in-law, Debra (Luke) McLemore, Rochester, Minn.; two brothers-in-law: Darrell (Della) Schweitzberger, Salina, Kan.; Craig (Joann) Heuer, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepson, Shane Ward, six brothers and sisters, and brother-in-law, Stephen Schweitzberger.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Steve Angel officiating. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw.
Preferred memorials may be given to the David Fugate Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555. To send condolences to the family in memory of David Fugate, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com