Ray Arthur Hart, 83, rural Wabash, died at 7:32 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Washington, Pennsylvania, to Ray and Margaret (Howell) Hart.
Ray was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School in Washington, Penn. He was a US Air Force veteran. Ray married Dianna Bellock at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash on Jan. 31, 1959. He was a fireman with the Wabash City Fire Department, retiring after 31 years. Ray was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making fishing lures, training labrador retrievers for field trials, and especially enjoyed being with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Dianna Hart of Wabash; three children: Dennis (Louise) Hart and Tim (Patricia) Hart, both of Fort Wayne; and Lisa (Jonathan) Lawyer of Urbana; five grandchildre: Aaron Hart, Ashlie Hart, and Emily (Eric) Harris, all of Fort Wayne; Justin (Bethany) Lawyer of Roann; and Ethan Lawyer of Urbana; and four great-grandchildren: Everlie and Eila Marks of Fort Wayne; and Beau and Olivia Harris of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a funeral mass at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic School.