Dean L. Gearhart

Dean L. Gearhart, 68, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. at Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.

Mr. Gearhart served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1973 and was a Silver Star recipient. He was a concrete worker for Brickley Construction. He was a member of American Legion Post 85 and VFW Post 2689 in Huntington.

He was born Aug. 20, 1950, in Huntington to Leo Gearhart and Irene Sands Miller. He married Edith “Edde” Phillips on May 28, 1994, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Chasity L. (Brett) Nartker, of Fort Wayne, and Cassie F. (David) Cobb, of Huntington; a son, Butch L. (Melissa) Gearhart, of Hartford City; five brothers; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are to Wounded Warrior Project, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
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