Rev. John Bellante

Rev. John Bellante, 91, of Warren, IN, died Saturday, Jan, 6, 2018, at 4:35 p.m. at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

Rev. Bellante was a 1943 graduate of Thorton Township High School in Harvey, IL. He received his associate degree at Indiana University. He belonged to the Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL. He entered the ministry in 1970, was ordained in 1974 and became a member of the Northern Indiana Conference in 1975. He was the pastor of churches in Pleasant Grove, Packerton, Montpelier, Portland and Columbia City. He also was a chaplain at Heritage Pointe in Warren for 12 years.

He was in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, serving in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1946.
 
He was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, to Sebastion L. and Carmella Carrado Bellante. He married Theodora  T. "Teddy" Chiganes on April 30, 1949, in Illinois; she preceded him in death on March 1, 2003. He married Minnette R. Hartle on August 14, 2003; she preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2008.

Surviving are a daughter, Judith C. Bellante, of Cape Elizabeth, ME; a son, Mark S. (Susan) Bellante, of Pennville; two grandchildren, John Bellante, of Pennville, and Laura (Tim) Riggins, of Bryant; and four great-grandchildren.
 
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Heritage Pointe Applegate Chapel, 801 Huntington Ave. Warren. Gerald Moreland will officiate. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Warren.

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

Memorial gifts may be made to Heritage Point of Warren, 801 Huntington Ave., Warren, IN 46792.