Dr. Wesley Gerig
September 17, 1930 – June 9, 2019
Dr. Wesley Gerig, 88, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center. Wes graduated from South Side High School in 1948 and Fort Wayne Bible College in 1951. He received advanced degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and the University of Iowa. From 1957 until 2008, Dr. Wes taught Bible, theology, and biblical languages at Fort Wayne Bible College, which later became Taylor University Fort Wayne. He also preached as interim pastor at several local churchess, in addition to many camps, conferences, and congregations throughout the USA and around the world. A devoted Christ follower and passionate scholar of the Bible, he was one of the original translators of the New International Version (NIV). He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Carolyn Gerig, and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jared and Mildred Gerig. He is survived by his four children: Jeanne (Tim) Johnson; John (Julie) Gerig; Jeff (Jean) Gerig; Jerry (Laura) Gerig; and thirteen grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his sister Gwen (Art) Riewald and brother Bill (Joyce) Gerig. Visitation is Wednesday, June 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at D. O. McComb & Sons -Foster Park, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at First Missionary Church 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., with viewing one hour before from 9:30-10:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to World Partners of the Missionary Church (Specify “MEM146,” PO 9333, Fort Wayne, IN 46899) or to the Fort Wayne Alumni Center (3901 South Wayne Avenue, Fort Wayne 46807) for the establishment of a Taylor University memorial student scholarship. To sign the online guestbook please visit, www.domccombandsons.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Preferred Memorial
Dr. Wesley Gerig
August 4, 2019
One the best Bible teachers I've every had. He was one of the most challenging teachers, but I learned so much. He was also one of the most intelligent men I've ever known. Look forward to seeing you in heaven Dr. Wes!
June 14, 2019
'Mortals here are immortal until our work is done, and then we go home.'
I am certain Dr. Wes received that from another notable theologian if memory serves correctly, although I will personally forever attribute it to him.
I heard it from his lips to my ears too often (although not often enough) over the years I was fortunate enough to have him as a mentor, teacher, and friend.
I am thankful for all the work he put into me.
I am thankful for the portrait of diligence and virtue he modeled in his life and through his labor.
I am thankful for the mercies of the Almighty, through Whom we can be ever certain that all things are being worked for good to those continuing to love Christ Jesus.
Thank you for everything, Dr. Wes.
I can't imagine the splendor of that homecoming...
June 10, 2019
Dr. Wes was my favorite teacher at any level, and has been the person who most gave me a love and understanding of the Word. 40 + years later, I still remember much of what he taught us. His humble Christ-like character has been a powerful example of all who knew him. He will be missed!