Lonnie “Lon” Dean Witham, Warsaw, passed away at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at the age of 72. He passed away from complications after suffering from a stroke.
He was born on March 25, 1949, in Warsaw, to Violet Maretta (Friesner) Witham and Harry Dean Witham. On Dec. 11, 1971, he married the love of his life, Deborah “Deb” Lee Eby. They shared the joy of raising two daughters, becoming grandparents and creating so many memories throughout their 49 years of marriage together before he passed away.
He was a 1967 graduate of Triton High School in Bourbon and has lived in Warsaw for the past 30 years. Most of his life he worked in the orthopedic industry. He retired from working in regulatory affairs for Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw. He loved to entertain and got a kick out of people’s reactions when they found out he was an Elvis impersonator. He was part of the Dueling Elvis’s and another performing group called The Classics. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, and was a loving husband, father and brother. He will be forever loved and missed.
Lon will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters: Lisa (Andy) Scott, Leesburg; Tanya Helser, Warsaw; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his five sisters: Deborah (Steve) Charleston, Arizona; Vicki (Jerry) Yates, Mississippi; Lori Stine, Texas; Kate Stine, Warsaw; and Betsy (Terry) Charleston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: John Stine; and his daughter: Leslie Witham on Dec. 15, 2020.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Lon’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Larry Ross. A graveside service will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon.
Arrangements are handled by Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw.