Shayne Tilmon Dye

June 19, 1962December 25, 2020

Shayne Tilmon Dye, 58, of Indianapolis, passed away December 25, 2020. He was born in Greenfield, Indiana the son of the late Wayne T. and Linda (Ferrel-Dye) Watts and was a United States Navy Veteran serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson, of which he was a plank owner. He and his wife owned Tie Dye Grill on the East Side of Indianapolis for many years after he retired from Ford. He never knew a stranger, or a short story. Shayne was loved by all who knew him, especially if he was feeding them. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Janice.

Shayne is survived by his son, Chad G. Stearns and his wife Shannon; daughter, Kayleigh Graul; grandchildren, Eric, Ethan, Elliette Stearns and Alexander Graul; Step mother Judy Dye, and brother Kevin (Jennifer) Watts

A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.


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Dawn Bishop

January 4, 2021

Shayne and Jan were the most entertaining and down to earth couple, after they got off from ford they would come to my bar and we would tell jokes and make up new drinks, they had even the grumpiest people laughing their butts off! What a loss, i will remember them both always

Dawna Smith

January 2, 2021

I still can’t believe he’s gone. To know Shayne was to love him. And if you knew him then you know he’s where he wants to be, and who he wants to be with more than anyone in the world - the love of his life, Jan. I know you two are tag-team cracking everybody up in heaven with your groovy vibes and off- color jokes. I miss you both and look forward to seeing you again someday. Until then, peace and love ✌️❤️

Ann Cobb

December 31, 2020

My most sincere condolences to Jan and all of Shayne's family. The Tie Dye restaurant was one of my favorite places and a wonderful unique business for the Indianapolis east side. Their rubens and Friday fish sandwiches were wonderful. Jan and Shayne took the time to be friendly to all of their customers, including posting several bulletin board pictures of their customers wearing tie-dye gear. They worked so hard to make the restaurant great. Shayne is gone too soon.

Robin Edwards

December 30, 2020

Shayne & Jan were, both, so kind & generous! I loved Tie Dye Grill, and that's where I got to know them, as well as their wonderful food. How sad for the family to lose these two souls, too soon! Thoughts & prayers to you during this difficult time.

Kim Linn

December 30, 2020

Condolences to the Shayne Dye family, Shayne was a colorful person , never meeting a stranger , and time to talk to everyone, no matter where you saw him
God Bless

Anjanette Sivilich

December 30, 2020

We always loved coming into the Tie Dye, eating, and chatting. He would always tease our son that he was going to give him a grilled PBJ when he asked for it not grilled. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

LaDonna Reck

December 30, 2020

Such an awesome person never met a stranger family man had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful man. Need more in this world always a smile and greeting everyone to his resturant

Daniel Herrick

December 30, 2020

Shane was a very good man. I enjoyed seeing him and telling jokes. Shane was a true Eastsider and was always involved in promoting Eastside small businesses. I have honestly never heard a bad word about Shane. Rest easy Shane and tell Jan and Angie hello. You will be truly missed brother.

Stan & Irene Fisher

December 30, 2020

We were introduced to Shayne & Jan and the Tie Dye Grill when we were visiting our dear friends Wayne & Judy Dye. It was immediately obvious how wonderful Shayne & Jan were and how special the Tie Dye Grill was to them and the community. We will always have fond memories of our experience.

Laura Glynn

December 30, 2020

Shayne and Jan were some of my favorite people!! Shayne was always quick with a smile and great conversation. He and Jan were happy to share the amazing food they created in and out of the Tie Dye Grill. The Christmas Crack was always a treat! Shayne, may your journey home be filled with peace and love.

Much love,