Donald Newman, 56

Donald LeRoy Newman, 56, of Wabash, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Jan. 3, 1961, in Wabash, to LeRoy and Ruth (McGinnis) Newman.

Donnie was a  1979 graduate of Southwood High School.  He married Teresa Music at the Wabash Friends Church, on April 8, 1995. 

He worked at BRC Rubber and Plastics in Fort Wayne as a senior buyer.  Donnie was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge and the APA Billiard League.  He coached in the Wabash Little League and YMCA Softball League.  He enjoyed playing pool, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Newman; three children, Zach Newman, Katie Newman, and Danielle Newman, and his parents, LeRoy and Ruth Newman, all of Wabash, brother, Randy (Brenda) Newman of Warsaw, and his sister, Mary (Jason) Jacques of Wabash. 

There will be a celebration of Donnie's life at a later date.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Donnie may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Jul 11