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Brian E. DePew

June 14, 1956 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 64)


Brian E. DePew age 64 of Garrett, IN died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center – Ft. Wayne, IN. Brian was born June 14, 1956 in Garrett, IN to Earl “Ernie” C. and Mildred “Millie” I. (Smith) DePew and they preceded him in death. Brian was proud to say he lived in Altona before his family moved into Garrett. Brian graduated from Garrett High School in 1974 and married Betsy D. Vice on April 3, 1976 in Garrett, IN.

Brian worked at Kroger’s for 43 years, retiring in 2016 as a department head. Brian was a member of the First Church of Christ – Garrett, IN and coached softball for 16 years.  Brian loved his Notre Dame football and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball.

Brian is survived by his wife: Betsy D. DePew, Garrett, IN; 3 daughters: Dawn (Dean) Comment, New Haven, IN; Brianne (Joe) Reinhold, Garrett, IN; Beth (Victoria) DePew, Hicksville, OH; grandchildren: Angel Jo, Shelby, Johnathan, Bianca, Wyatt, Emma, Morgan, Jamar; sister in-law: Linda DePew, Garrett, IN; brother in-law and sister in-law: Gary (Donna) Vice, Morgantown, WV. and his dog: Lexie.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents: Earl and Mildred DePew; brothers: Joseph L. DePew, Kenneth Paul DePew; sister and brother in- law: Coleen (Mick) Steward; niece: Christina Steward.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN.  Due to Governor Holcomb’s mandate – only 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, so visitors should be prepared to wait outside. Social distancing will be followed and masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory.

Private family services will take place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Thomas Funeral Home, with Jerry Weller officiating.

Burial will follow in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN

Memorials are to Riley Hospital for Children or the DeKalb County Humane Society

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Garrett, IN 46738


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