OBITUARY

Jay Conrad Cart

February 11, 1942March 12, 2021
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Jay Conrad Cart, 79, of Indianapolis, Indiana died after a brief illness on Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1942 and was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Frank Cart, his sister Janet Glidden and his in-laws Lucy and Bill (Rehmsie) Rehm.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughter Kim (Scott) DeNardin, his son Jeff (Natalie Wolfe) Cart, his grandchildren Sarah (Austin) Olvey, Mark (Chelsea) DeNardin, Landess (Mark) Hutson, and Wilder Cart, his sister, Judith Glidden, and many cherished nieces and nephews and friends.

Jay was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and attended Butler University where he was a Phi Delta Theta and studied Marketing. Jay spent the majority of his career in Group Health Insurance at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, Tolley of America, and started his own company Benefit Plan Administrators, and was a CLU, Certified Life Underwriter.

If you were with him he would always “tell you a little story”. He loved golf, skiing and boating. He particularly cherished the family memories on their summer cottage at Lake Lemon. He loved all sports, but was an avid IU fan. He was a Senior member of the “Table of Knowledge” with his dearest friends where he enjoyed an occasional Bud Light.

Jay was described by friends and families as “a character who lit up the room with his laughter, who adored his family and brought hour after hour of joy.” “I always felt smarter, funnier and more alive in his presence and he made ordinary occasions into special occasions.”

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 20 at Leppert Mortuaries - Nora with visitation from 2-3 PM. Followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3 PM, or please join through the live stream link on the Leppert Mortuaries - Nora website.

In Lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project at Support Wounded Warriors- Donate here

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Jackie Harrell

March 19, 2021

I knew Jay back when we both worked at Independent Benefit Plans with the late Dick Skinner, Carol Rubin, Shirley Livesay, Nikki De Coursey, Sheree, Carmen, and others. (My name was Jackie Beck back then.) I always enjoyed working with Jay, and although I was Dick’s Admin. Asst., I also typed some of Jay’s letters for his signature. I’m afraid that I’ve lost touch with all the IBP gang, but I recognized Jay’s name while reading the obituaries in the Star. Please know that I wish all his family my deepest sympathy and may God be with you all as you mourn Jay’s passing.
Sincerely,
Jackie (formerly Beck) Harrell

Judy Segraves

March 18, 2021

Dear Karen and Family

I am so sorry Karen. I did not know until now. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am at a loss for words. I know how you must be feeling and I respect that. I pray the sun shines down on all of you Saturday.

My Deepest Condolences

Judy

Jane Vawter

March 14, 2021

I had known Jay since our freshman year at Broad Ripple High School. We shared so many of the same friends, and also attended so many of the same functions throughout our school years.

Jay and Karen have been practically life-long friends, and Karen was a member of my wedding party in 1964.

It is with great sadness that we are saying good-bye to Jay, but know that he is now at peace.

Barbara Witt Mitchell

March 14, 2021

I always looked forward to all our reunions and you knew when Jay had arrived as you would hear his infectious laugh! He had many buddies from the Table of Knowledge and will be missed by many! Of course when Rockin’ Robin was played, all the the ‘ little birds on Jaybird Street’ would have to dance ! He was a special guy and my thoughts & prayers are with Karen & the family!
Barbara Witt Mitchell

Tom Wolfe

March 14, 2021

Oh Jay boy I’ll miss you! Jay was very much like a father to me in my teen years. I spent more time at the Cart house than my own. In a particular rough, or what I thought was a rough period of my young life, I was fortunate to become a family member in Cart household. I have nothing but fond memories of Jay and the entire family. One of the best times of my life. He treated me as one of his own! Cheers to you Jay boy, I know you’re at the head of the Gold Table Of Knowledge!

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Biography

Jay Conrad Cart, 79, of Indianapolis, Indiana died after a brief illness on Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1942 and was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Frank Cart, his sister Janet Glidden and his in-laws Lucy and Bill (Rehmsie) Rehm.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughter Kim (Scott) DeNardin, his son Jeff (Natalie Wolfe) Cart, his grandchildren Sarah (Austin) Olvey, Mark (Chelsea) DeNardin, Landess (Mark) Hutson, and Wilder Cart, his sister, Judith Glidden, and many cherished nieces and nephews and friends.

Jay was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and attended Butler University where he was a Phi Delta Theta and studied Marketing. Jay spent the majority of his career in Group Health Insurance at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, Tolley of America, and started his own company Benefit Plan Administrators, and was a CLU, Certified Life Underwriter.

If you were with him he would always “tell you a little story”. He loved golf, skiing and boating. He particularly cherished the family memories on their summer cottage at Lake Lemon. He loved all sports, but was an avid IU fan. He was a Senior member of the “Table of Knowledge” with his dearest friends where he enjoyed an occasional Bud Light.

Jay was described by friends and families as “a character who lit up the room with his laughter, who adored his family and brought hour after hour of joy.” “I always felt smarter, funnier and more alive in his presence and he made ordinary occasions into special occasions.”

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 20 at Leppert Mortuaries - Nora with visitation from 2-3 PM. Followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3 PM, or please join through the live stream link on the Leppert Mortuaries - Nora website.

In Lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project at Support Wounded Warriors- Donate here