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. Wayne 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, of Greenwood; 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 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 18, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992.
Preferred memorials are to the Pathfinder Services of Wabash, 2049 South Wabash Street, Wabash, IN 46992 or to Blessings in a Backpack.