Dale Castator

November 29, 1941September 12, 2021

Dale Castator, 79, of Fort Wayne, went home to his Heavenly Father on September 12, 2021. Born on November 29, 1941, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Delos D and Emerald (nee Shook) Castator. He proudly served his country in the Army Reserves, and was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Fort Wayne. He graduated from North Side High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Supervision from Purdue University, and retired in 2005 from Foamex, during his working career, he also worked for International Harvestor, British Tire & Rubber Co, and Cooper Tire & Rubber. His hobbies included woodworking, crafting, and gardening. His priority was watching the grandchildren's sports, band, and loved playing games with them.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (nee Schweppe) Castator; daughter, Rene M (Jim) Kart, of Fort Wayne; sons, David B (Kristina) Castator, of Bluffton, and Douglas D (Barbara) Castator, of Garrett; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan (Mackenzie) Cook, Jerrica Kart, Nicholas, Madison, Ashton, Courtney, Kylie, and Trace Castator; step-grandson, Jacob (Erin) Kart; step-granddaughter, Jill (Chris) Corryn; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10:00am, Friday, September 24, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior, Rev. Robert Arenobine, officiating. Calling will also be held from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, September, 23, 2021, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to Grace Brethren Church, Fort Wayne.


  • Grace Brethren Church


24 September

Funeral Service

10:00 am

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana


  • Calling

    Thursday, September 23, 2021


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial


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Dorothy Craig

September 19, 2021

We were friends many years ago at Grace Brethren Church and although we haven't been in touch, I do remember our sharing times together in the past. My sincere sympathy to the family on the loss of Dale. May God give you comfort at this difficult time and may you be be blessed in the days ahead with special memories.
Dorothy Craig

Luke Kohls

September 13, 2021

It was always an education when Dale would stop by and find from my Mom questions he didn't know the answers too and my Mom did about certain things in the Castator family. I always loved hearing the history. He was always a gentle soul whenever I was around him. He will be missed but, NEVER forgotten.
Lots of hugs to the Castator family!