OBITUARY

Michael Wayne Overmyer

December 11, 1963April 27, 2021
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Michael Wayne Overmyer, 57, of Muncie, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. He was born on Wednesday, December 11, 1963, the son of Richard L. Overmyer and Harriet “Jo” (Scherzinger) Overmyer.

A resident of Carmel, Mike was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. He was a 1982 graduate of Muncie Northside High School and received his B.S. in teaching from Ball State University in 1987. While at Ball State, he played catcher for the Ball State Varsity baseball team – a sport and position he loved from childhood. Mike spent much of his career in sales, most recently as Territory Manager for Sharp School Services. He treasured the role and loved working with the Sharp team. He recently was the JV Coach for the Brownsburg Bulldogs baseball team, and prior to that served as an assistant coach at Carmel H.S. Mike was also the varsity tennis coach for Griffith H.S. for several years.

Mike had an infectious passion for enjoying life and lived each day to the fullest. He loved anything to do with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, inspired by an early childhood trip to the track with his father. It was one of his fondest childhood memories, which he carried on to his children each May. He was an avid golfer and moonlighted as an occasional pocket fisherman in the water hazards. Through his love of the game, he founded and organized an annual charity golf tournament for the Little Red Door of East Central Indiana in honor of his father, raising critical funds for cancer services. He also loved snowmobiling, and cherished his trips up north to “the farm” with his friends.

Family was incredibly important to Mike, and he was surrounded by incredible women who loved him dearly. He is survived by the love of his life, Jane Brooks; daughters, Mackenzie Overmyer of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jillian Overmyer, West Alexandria, Ohio; and his mother, Harriet Josephine “Jo” Overmyer (Granville “GP” Caldwell) of Muncie. Mike will also be greatly missed by his aunts and uncles, Steve and Cathy Overmyer, Doug and Bobbi Overmyer, and Ruth and Larry Littler.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Leon Overmyer; grandparents, Harry and Dorothea Scherzinger, and Betty and Fred Overmyer.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Services will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, with Rusty Clements officiating. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Mike by playing a round of golf, going to a concert, or having that second piece of cake. Whatever it may be, there is no doubt he would want everyone to enjoy life to the fullest extent.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com for the family.

(written by a fellow coach and friend)

Coach Overmyer

“When it comes to baseball and coaching the game, one word comes to mind when I think about how Coach Ovy approached the craft…PASSION! He was so in tune with his players and how he wanted them to be the best they could be! That could be seen in every practice and every game. The uniqueness of his approach to coaching was to make every player feel special and he would coach every drill to the utmost of his abilities. He cared deeply for his players!”

“It can honestly be said that if you were coached by Coach O, then you were coached with love. Love, not only for the player you want to be, but also for the young man you were meant to be. He coached with dignity, respect and above all else, humor. Like we always said, “It’s a game, why not have fun!!”

Services

  • Family and friends may call at Elm Ridge Funeral Home

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Services will be at Elm Ridge Funeral Home

    Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Steven Shondell

May 4, 2021

Mike was a positive breath of fresh air growing up in Muncie. I remember him being a super nice guy and an incredible baseball catcher. He was one of those players that made everyone better thru his work ethic, unselfishness and team first attitude. So sorry to learn he has passed on at such a young age. A life very well lived!

harriet overmyer

May 3, 2021

Thank you to all who came to celebrate Mike this weekend. The memories and love shared by so many helped to soften what is a truly painful time. It is comforting to discover how much he touched and influenced the lives of so many people in a positive way, Thank you for sharing your memories and recalling the great times. He was the light of my life, and I am grateful for the time I was given with him. Love is forever!

Brian Condon

May 3, 2021

I'm am shocked and saddened to read of Mike's passing! I'm so sorry for all of you and know that I'll be praying for all of you. It seems that I've known Mike my entire life with our first contact as kids when he would come to the end of Cheryl Drive. The Sissom's lived across the street and I was always down there growing up. Then, we played against each other in baseball and would continue to see each other on campus at BSU. It's been many years since I've seen Mike, who always had a smile on his face, was friendly whenever our paths crossed and was well liked. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it in this weekend and know my prayers will be with you all.

Randy Miller

May 1, 2021

OV will always be remembered as an integral part of our championship baseball team
Portland Rockets
He was a great teammate and friend.
We are all smiling thinking of this kind caring fun soul
Love ya in Portland /l\
Cheers friend!

Jack & Peggy Bragg

May 1, 2021

We have great memories of the “Northwest Plaza Gang” , playing football & baseball in the field by the church. Mike was loved by so many & will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with Jo and the family. With our love , Jack & Peggy Bragg

Michael Shreves

May 1, 2021

My prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed working with Mike. He operated with great integrity and was always honest and willing to go the extra mile for his customer when needed. You do not find those qualities in very many people today. He will be truly missed.

William Young

May 1, 2021

My prayers go out to Mikes family and friends who share both joy and sorrow of his passing. Sorrow for a good man gone far too soon and for the absence of a person in your life who made the sun shine a little brighter. I pray that you feel there is also joy knowing that a man like Mike gets a free pass straight through the gates of heaven. There will continue to be joy in the lifetime of memories people who knew Mike will share for years to come. My memories of Mike were in Michigan as a fellow snowmobiler and Eucher player, it was always a good time if Mike was around, RIH Mike, you will be missed.
Bill Young

John Cooper

April 30, 2021

Although I haven’t known Mike as long all of his hometown friends, he quickly became a great friend of mine because of his natural ability to make others feel like they’ve known him their whole lives. We worked together for a couple years, and I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with him on the road making sales calls. Mike had a way of making the simplest little things hilarious, which helped make work productive & fun. I know y’all might be surprised to hear that after a long day’s work, Mike liked to enjoy a cocktail or 4! Our careers eventually went different directions, but we stayed in touch and got together regularly. He was the kind of guy you’d meet for a beer to watch a ballgame but get so engaged in a conversation that you realize you didn’t even watch the game and your cheeks hurt from laughing so much. I will always consider Mike to have been one of my closest friends and will miss him more than words can express, but my memories of Mike will make me smile every time I think of him! See you on the other side, Ovy! Love ya brother!

Scott Turner

April 30, 2021

It's very sad that iam writing this, I grew up with Mike,He lived around the corner from me. We use to hangout and sometimes have sleep overs. When he moved away we kinda fell out of touch as I did with my other neighborhood kids, Mike was always a good friend and never had a bad word to say about anyone. One thing that really hasn't been mentioned is that Mike was a great Drummer,he could really play those drums. I going to really miss you my friend.
Please say Hi to your Dad as he was a very nice man. R.I P. Michael.

Heath Myers

April 30, 2021

Ovy - you may be the most unique human being I've ever met....the ultimate compliment. 20 yrs of golf trips at the place we both love - the farm! Memories I treasure. You got me a tee shirt several years ago...you have no idea how many places I've worn it...and how many people have asked where I got it...what it means, etc. That shirt will be with me forever...and those people don't need to know what it means...we both know! You also provided me with the best 50th birthday I could ask for. Great golf course...pontoon..fishing..bonfire. It was everything I wanted for my 50th!! Going to miss you. You may go down in history as the all time greatest Muncie Northside Titan!! RIP bro...love you!!

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