Jerry Ray Newton

September 14, 1942 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 75)

Jerry Ray Newton of Warsaw, Indiana passed at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 75. 

He was born on September 14, 1942 in Warsaw, Indiana to Stanley Lawrence Newton and Flora Lee (Clymer) Newton. 

Jerry was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana and a 1960 graduate of Mentone High School.  He started Newton and Sons Excavating in Warsaw in 1977, which he owned and operated until his passing.  Still a family owned business where he was able to work with his son.  Jerry loved the outdoors, was a fix-it man, and he very much enjoyed working at the shop and helping people.  Most of all he loved his family and grandchildren dearly. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his fiancée:  Linda Odem (Warsaw, Indiana); two sons:  Troy (wife Kristy) Newton (Warsaw, Indiana); Tim Newton (Warsaw, Indiana); daughter:  Shantel (husband Kent) Garrett (Noblesville, Indiana); stepson:  Jake Odem (Kendallville, Indiana); and three-stepdaughters:  Jodie Keister (Albion, Indiana); Jamie (husband Ryan) Teders (Avilla, Indiana); and Danielle (husband Grant) Uhlig (Ligonier, Indiana).  Also surviving are ten grandchildren:  Katey, Steve, Ashley, Nick, Riley, Jason, Renee, Arianna, Callie, and Zach; six step-grandchildren:  Kyanna, Kyarra, Kyowa, Gabe, Justen and Ailey; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Andrew Newton (Florida); Joe (wife Lynn) Dzierla (South Bend, Indiana); and two sisters:  Connie (husband John) Brown (Burket, Indiana); Nancy (husband Marty) Noble (Washington State).  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leisa Marie Rossi, in 2011; and two brothers, Dan Newton and Jan Dzierla.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 12:00– 4:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

His memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by his brothers, Joe Dzierla and Andrew Newton.    Burial will follow at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw. 


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