Neil E. Garretson

Neil E. Garretson, 52, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne, IN.

Mr. Garretson was a 1985 graduate of Huntington North High School.  He was a binder operator at LSC Communication in Kendallville. He was a member of the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders.  

He was born May 24, 1967, in Huntington to Willard and Janet Smith Garretson. His mother survives in Huntington. He married Penny Denton on Sept. 9, 1989, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Nolan (Tabitha) Johnson, of Springfield, GA; a brother, Philip (Kayla) Garretson, of Huntington; two sisters, Joann (Dennis) Noonan, of Decatur, and Barbara Garretson, of Texas; two grandchildren, Audrina Johnson and Gabriel Johnson.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. A private burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington will be at a later date.

Memorials are to Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at