Dennis "Scott" Drysdale

January 11, 1960January 19, 2019

Dennis “Scott” Drysdale, 59, of Columbus died 12:12 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at I.U. University Hospital after a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension and Diastolic Heart Failure. Scott was born in Columbus January 11, 1960, the son of Freeman and Mary Lou Galbraith Drysdale. He married Debra A. Condon; she survives. He retired in 2007 from Inside-Outside Sales. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. He was a drummer in several bands and was a member of Columbus Police Department Stewart Pipes and Drums. From 1980 to 1996 he taught marching band at Columbus East High School. Scott is survived by his wife, Debra A. Drysdale of Columbus; daughter, Leah (Adam) Brouse of Columbus; son, Greg (Danielle) Drysdale of Hope; brother, Ronald (Michelle) Drysdale of Columbus; grandchildren, Xavier and Kambry Drysdale, Claire and Noah Brouse. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David A. Drysdale. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Hathaway~Myers Chapel on Pearl Street with Deacon Bill Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to service time. Inurnment will follow in Hawcreek Baptist Cemetery north of Hope. Memorials may be made to the Columbus East Band. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Debra A. Drysdale, Wife
  • Leah (Adam) Brouse, Daughter
  • Greg (Danielle) Drysdale, Son
  • Ronald (Michelle) Drysdale, Brother
  • Xavier Drysdale, Grandchild
  • Kambry Drysdale, Grandchild
  • Claire Brouse, Grandchild
  • Noah Brouse, Grandchild

  • Columbus East Band


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Inurnment Saturday, January 26, 2019

Dennis "Scott" Drysdale

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Anita Foster-Polizzi

January 26, 2019

Debbie, I'm especially thinking of you today and all family members of Scott. I have many fun memories of CEHS band activities that we all enjoyed together! Sending loving thoughts your way.

Travis Ames

January 23, 2019

Scott was a fantastically positive influence on my young life and well as hundreds of other young lives in CEHS marching band. While time and distance has seen us out of touch for many years, I think often of Scott, and always fondly. Godspeed, Scott, Godspeed.

Christina Hall

January 22, 2019

I just happened upon this notice while looking for ancestry items. I live in Rushville, where Scott's grandmother Beatrice Fry Drysdale Benham was from. My grandmother Lois Fry Mahan was Bea's sister. I remember when Scott and Ronnie were born and have some recollection of Freeman, Mary Lou and David. I am sorry to hear of Scott's passing.

Susan Murray (Cobb)

January 22, 2019

Love and passion for music. Especially CEHS marching band. Such a pleasure to see him at many band competitions. First met him when I was a CEHS sophomore in band. Great guy. Will truly be missed. My heart felt condolences to the family.

Sherry Pavey-Burch

January 22, 2019

Being Scotts neighbor from the time the Drysdale family moved on 13th Street, I watched those boys grow, grow, and grow. Really doesn't seem that many years ago but oh how cute they were. Scott always seemed to be quieter than Ron, but I'm sure away from home,,,,,well,,,story probably changed. Loved him in the Scottish band. RIP Scott.