Wayne D. Carpenter, 67, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away after complications of a fall on Thursday, Aug. 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.
He was a 1970 graduate of Wabash High School. He was retired. He played softball with the Wabash Majors from 1978 to 1982. After playing, he was a volunteer coach in the Wabash community. He loved helping at Pathfinder Services. He was a foster parent for nine years.
He is survived by his former wife: Karen (Glassburn) Carpenter; three sons: Cory (Somer) Carpenter, Greenwood; Tyson Carpenter, and Maxwell Carpenter, Wabash; two daughters: Megan Fields, Wabash; and Kaylee (Joseph) Gates, Fort Wayne; one brother: Brian Carpenter, Wabash; and three grandchildren: Knydal Fields, Keaton Fields and Kylie Carpenter.
Calling hours for friends and family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Preferred memorials are to the Pathfinder Services of Wabash, 2049 South Wabash St., Wabash, Indiana 46992 or to Blessings in a Backpack.