Richard E. Carpenter, 97, Fort Wayne, formerly of rural Columbia City, died peacefully at 4:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at StoryPoint West, Fort Wayne.
He was born June 23, 1925.
On Dec. 24, 1946, he married Juanita J. Henline. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by two children, Karla M. Jordan, Denver, Colo. and Rex (Diane) Carpenter, Columbia City; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Carpenter, Huntington.
Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, is in charge of arrangements.