Gary W. Compton

Gary W. Compton, 62, of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Compton was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.  He graduated from Bluffton High School in 1976 and was a self-employed carpenter for 20 years.  He then worked at Pet Rest Inc. for 10 years until retirement.

He was born Oct. 24, 1956, in Indianapolis to Harold and Betty Bertsch Compton.  His mother, Betty Steffen, survives in Bluffton. He married Jean M. Leman in Bluffton on Feb. 14, 1988, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Kelsey (Justin) Grube, of Decatur, and Heidi Compton of Fort Wayne; a son, Seth Compton, of Bluffton; two brothers, Brad (Laura) Compton, of Spencerville, and Joe (Cindy) Compton, of Warren; a sister, Juanita Compton, of Bluffton; three stepbrothers, Craig (Jean) Steffen and Duane (Karen) Steffen, both of Bluffton, and Mitchell (Tess) Steffen, of Fort Wayne; two stepsisters, Amy (Kent) Worthman, of Bluffton, and Vivian (Rex) Drennen of Montpelier; a stepsister-in-law, Dian Steffen; and five grandsons, Cole Grube, Trevin Grube, Kade Grube, Luke Grube and Jordan Grube.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 1:00 until 8:00 PM, at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at the Apostolic Christian Church East, with one hour of visitation prior. Lynn Fiechter and Kole Meyer will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Memorials are to Kingdom Academy or Forgotten Children Worldwide.