Stephen E. Waite, 61, Russiaville passed away at 6:57 p.m. on Dec. 21, at Community Howard Region Hospital. He was born on July 27, 1952 in Wabash to Carl E. and Eileen (Wise) Waite. On Jan. 21, 1995 he married Darla Bever and she survives.
Stephen was a 1970 graduate of Southwood High School. As a child he worked along side his father and grandfather at the Waite Saw Mill in Somerset. Stephen enjoyed wood working, was an avid NASCAR fan, like going to flea markets and loved horses and trees.
Survivors include wife Darla Waite, Russiaville; son Luke Waite Norman, Okla., Larry Marr, Peru, mother Eileen Waite, Wabash; sister Phyllis (Terry) Jivery, Somerset; sister in-law Jackie Waite, Somerset; granddaughter Stephanie Marr; one great grandchild; niece Angie Waite; nephews Jeremy and Jason Waite and numerous great nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his companion Freckles.
Preceded in death by his father Carl Waite and brother Rodney Waite.
Keeping with the wishes of the family cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. Arrangements have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home of Russiaville.