Samuel Fry, 87

Samuel Joseph Fry, 87, of Wabash, died at 6:55 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1933, in Wabash County to Harvey Monroe and Beulah Mae (Eakright) Fry.

Sam was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He married Gaye Merlee Ridenour in Wabash on Nov. 25, 1972. Sam worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring after 23 years. He attended the New Journey Church in Wabash. Sam enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting, reading the Bible, watching TV, making board games, and loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Gaye Fry of Wabash; three children, David Samuel Fry of Marion, Martha Marie (Ed) Ensley of Upland, and Nathan Aaron Fry of Wabash; three grandchildren, Abigail Marie Enlsey, Benjamin Edward Ensley, and Charlie Joseph Ensley, all of Upland; and his sister, Nancy Christie of Urbana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Mary Wright, Joan Bradley, Betty Bradley, Margorie Ray, and brother, Glen Fry.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Steve Colter officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-8 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Sam may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Oct 20