Austin H. Eckert, 89, of Columbia City, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Parkview Hospital. Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Huntington, he was the son of Paul and Agnes (Campbell) Eckert.
On June 9, 1970, he married Linda (Rider) Gambrell in Columbia City.
Austin is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Linda Eckert; son, Greg (Laura) Eckert; daughter, Kathy (Randy) Fryback, step-son, Tim (Susie) Gambrell; step-daughter, Jennifer (Jamie) Hankins, 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, is in charge of arrangements.