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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN

OBITUARY

Larry Williams

October 7, 1940March 19, 2020
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Larry Williams, 79, of Ossian and formerly of rural Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020. He was born on October 7, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana, a son of the late James Bruce and Okabelle (Snyder) Williams. He graduated from Short High School and later Purdue University. He worked as an engineer for International Harvester, later Navistar. It was here that he proudly served on the team that developed the MRAP. He was a member at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne and later Ossian First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Fort Wayne Gun and Rifle Club. In his free time he enjoyed farming, gardening, ride his bicycle, and being with his family. Surviving family include his children, Todd (Tamera) Williams and Susan (Greg) Lawrence; grandchildren, Emily (Geordon) Percy, Andrea Kostoff, Taylor Williams, Tiffany (Drew) Morytko, Max Kostoff; and brother, Ted Williams. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his wife, Evelyn (Hartman) Williams; and sister, Bette Berry. A memorial service will be held at a later time and date. Inurnment will be at Emmanuel Cemetery, Rockcreek Township in Wells County, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Cemetery or Ossian First Presbyterian Church.

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John and Cynda Bunting

March 24, 2020

Family of Larry Williams,
Larry was such a wonderful person. He was a great member at First Presbyterian Church in Ossian. We all enjoyed him.
May GOD grant you his PEACE which surpasses all being.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Cynda Bunting

Diane Turiano

March 24, 2020

I never saw him without a smile on his face (similar to his wife)! Beautiful tribute ❤️May your many loving memories help you during this difficult time.

Lynn Howard

March 23, 2020

I worked with Larry for 11 years at Navistar and even on MRAP for a while. He was an absolutely fantastic guy and heaven gained a good one. Prayers for the family and friends.

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