John Edward Wendling

February 24, 1937March 12, 2020

John Edward Wendling, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away from congestive heart failure on Thursday, March 12, 2020. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955, began his engineering career at ITT Aerospace then moved on to International Harvester/Navistar where he was awarded a patent on a turn signal and hazard warning switch. After his engineering days there, he moved into their purchasing and purchasing research department. In 1983, he formed his own company, Manufacturer's Agent Corporation providing engineering and sales for plastic auto parts. The company was dissolved when John retired in 2002. Through his life he enjoyed boating, fishing, carpentry, snow skiing, golf, and mostly people. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Candace "Candy" Wendling of Fort Wayne; three children, Mike (Kathy) Wendling of Dallas, Texas, Dave (Kim) Wendling of Plano, Texas, and Laurie Wendling of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Bryant Wendling, Kendall (Jeff) Howard, Samantha (Phillip) Scarborough, Dallas Wendling, and Regan Henderson; and one great-grandson, Beckett Scarborough. A Celebration of Life will take place at a future time.


  • Allen County SPCA
  • Riley Hospital for Children


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Philip & Anne Teders

March 29, 2020

Our thoughts & prayers are with Candy and family
We are grateful for the friendship and special times throughout the years.John spent his childhood/young adult years with Phil and his like minded "car" buddies @ CC and John is Godfather to our #3 daughter.John and Candy have always been special to us: the kind of friendship that weathers whatever comes along and provides beautiful memories.Love & Peace,
Anne & Phil Teders

Robert Muhn

March 25, 2020

John was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Bob certainly enjoyed visiting with a scotch or 3 as they attempted to solve the world's problems. John shared many interesting stories on email to Bob . We'll always remember John's fabulous,easy laugh. We have many wonderful pictures of our trips together.... including our wedding which John and Candy shared with us. John will be missed greatly. Our love to Candy.

Cookie Faulkner

March 24, 2020

Dear Candy:
So sorry to hear about John. Someone from Magnavox days put the OBIT out on F/B and I recognized the name. I was just thinking about you guys a couple weeks ago and remembering being in your wedding. Remember the Canterbury Days with the Snow Storms? The crazy fun Christmas Parties. Pray your doing ok and again so sorry to hear this about John. He was a great person thru and thru. Love and Hugs, Cookie

Derk Hinsey

March 22, 2020

John was a neighbor of mine on the golf course he could never understand that I didn’t care for golf and I just wanted a room with ‘a view’. I’ll always remember his wit, wisdom, and love for life and his family. Gunna’ miss him and his e-mail forwards every day ! Rest In Peace brother, Derk

Edward & Marilyn Williams

March 22, 2020

I knew John from Harvest and we were in dance class with John and Candy given by Leo Lukins and wife. I also remember the turnsignal switch John worked since I was involved from the test lab. John was a great guy and he will be missed.

Sharon O'Keefe

March 22, 2020

My brother, John . . . Remembering and cherishing all our phone calls, visits, family stories and Sunday lunch with you and Candy and never realizing how soon those times would abruptly end. I will always treasure your kindness, generosity and comfort extended when Tom passed. May this new journey welcome you into Paradise and until we meet again, may God hold in the palm of His hand. Your memory on earth will live on.


Thomas Wendling, Jr.

March 19, 2020

Rest in Peace Uncle John.

Daryl McIntire

March 17, 2020

John, Thank you for all the great business advice you gave me through the many years. You always knew the right thing to say at the right time. I wish we could have enjoyed one more Scotch together. Rest in Peace...

Jan Goehringer

March 17, 2020

John has been a friend for many years. John will be remembered for his great sense of humor. He is now at Peace with God - Bless Him.

Marilyn and Bob Walker

March 17, 2020

Rest In Peace, John. We will continue to think of you as the kind and generous brother you were. We will always miss you and keep you in our hearts. The best of you will live on in your wife, Candy, your children, grandchildren, and great grandson.