Darwin E. Genth, age 90, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 4:40 am on Friday March 18, 2022, at Coventry Meadows, Fort Wayne. Born on August 21, 1931, in Fort Wayne, IN, he was the son of Howard and Elloise (Glick) Genth.
Darwin attended Washington Center High School and graduated with the Class of 1949. He then proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy. On July 23, 1955, he married Barbara Richardson at Washington Center United Methodist Church.
Darwin was a grain/hog farmer and worked for Essex Wire, Fort Wayne for 16 years. He also worked for Whitley County Consolidated Schools for 32 years as a janitor and then as a bus driver until his retirement in 2002.
Darwin was a member of First Church of God, Columbia City. He loved God and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Genth of Columbia City; children Philip (Karyle) Genth and Julie (Tom) Henney, both of Columbia City; grandchildren Shanna (Josh) English, T. Craig (Janna) Henney, Noah (Danielle) Genth, Luke (Tiffany) Genth, Lindsay (Daniel) Malicki, Jenna (Kyle) Thiele, Joel (Ashley) Genth; 2 honorary grandchildren Evelyn and Julia Valentine; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Arnola Emerick of Ossian; sister-in-law Edna Genth of Columbia City; brother-in-law Wayne VanNess of Wabash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arnold Genth, sister Pat VanNess, and brother-in-law Robert Emerick.
Friends may call on Wednesday March 23, 2022, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services for Darwin will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday March 24, 2022, at the funeral home.
Burial in South Park Annex Cemetery, Columbia City.
Memorial contributions in memory of Darwin may be made to Parkview Hospice.
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