Wayne D. Carpenter, 67

Wayne D. Carpenter, 67, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away after complications of a fall, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born on April 22, 1952 in Wabash, to the late Paul and Barbara (Snell) Carpenter. 
Wayne was a 1970 graduate of Waba,sh High School.  He was retired.  Wayne played softball with the Wabash Majors, from 1978 to 1982.  After playing, he was a volunteer coach in the Wabash community.  Wayne loved helping at Pathfinder Services.  He was a foster parent for nine years. 

Wayne is survived by his former wife, Karen (Glassburn) Carpenter; three sons, Cory (Somer) Carpenter, of Greenwood, Tyson Carpenter and Maxwell Carpenter, of Wabash; two daughters, Megan Fields, of Wabash and Kaylee (Joseph) Gates, of Fort Wayne; one brother, Brian Carpenter, of Wabash; three grandchildren, Knydal Fields, Keaton Fields and Kylie Carpenter. 

Calling hours for friends and family will be from 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Pathfinder Services of Wabash, 2049 South Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992 or to Blessings in a Backpack.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2019 Aug 13