John David "J.D." Wendt, 74

John David "J.D." Wendt, 74, of rural Lagro, died at 3:48 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born April 26, 1946 in Indianapolis to John H. and Doris E. (Line) Wendt.

John was a 1965 graduate of Peru High School. He married Donna S. Tarter in Lagro on Oct. 7, 1973. John was a truck driver and equipment operator at Wendt LLC, in Wabash, since 1962. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Wabash. He was also a mechanic and was always fixing things. John enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling to Florida. 

He is survived by his wife, Donna S. Wendt of rural Lagro; two children, Mark A. (Tiffany) Wendt of Watervliet, Mich., and Denise S. Wisley of Cicero; three grandchildren, Isaiah Wendt, Elijah Wendt, and Micah Wendt, all of Watervliet; two brothers, Mike (Donna) Wendt and Randy (Jill) Wendt, both of Wabash; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jere Wendt.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Tim Stewart officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington Street Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The memorial guest book for John may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jun 29