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John Scott Harman of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 1:53 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 61.
He was born on March 12, 1959 in Decatur, Indiana to Madge (Scheiderer) Harman and the late Norman Gene Harman. In high school he met Ann Heyde and decided he was going to marry that girl, and they did on June 7, 1981. They raised three sons and one daughter and shared 39 years of marriage together before he passed away.
John spent the majority of his life in the Warsaw area where he graduated from Warsaw High School in 1978. After graduating he enlisted in the U.S. Marines where he proudly served for four years until his honorable discharge in 1982. While in the Marines he served his duty as an Aircraft Navigation Systems, Technician, Radar, IMA.
He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University in 1987. John then moved back to Warsaw and worked for 20 years at Biomet as a manufacturing engineer and later as a design engineer specializing in patient matched implants. He took pride in enhancing people’s lives by helping them regain their mobility.
John had a passion for his Lord, Jesus Christ, and loved his church family at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw. He was very active in his church and served as the head of trustees for over 20 years. He was always available to lend a helping hand, especially with any church renovations that were needed.
One thing everyone knew about John was that after God, he loved his family, especially relishing his role as Grandpa. When his kids were growing up, he made sure to make time for them and be present for everything in their lives. He also loved his truck and his dogs. He will forever be loved and remembered by his mother, wife, children, grandchildren, brothers and sister, and many friends.
He leaves behind his wife: Ann Harman (Warsaw, Indiana); three sons: Scott (Erin) Harman (Mason, Ohio); Brent Harman (Warsaw, Indiana); Nick (Kelsey) Harman (Waxhaw, North Carolina); daughter: Audra Harman (Chicago, Illinois); his favorite granddaughter, Emelia Harman, and he was excitedly expecting a grandson on the way. Also surviving is his mother: Madge Harman (Warsaw, Indiana); two brothers: Tom (Allyson) Harman (Warsaw, Indiana); Mark (Michelle) Harman (Silver Lake, Indiana); and his sister: Laurie (Gary) Renier (Winona Lake, Indiana). He is preceded in death by his father, Norman Harman.
John's life will be celebrated with a viewing open to friends and family from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw.
John’s family greatly appreciates both those who are able to attend and those who are keeping the family in their thoughts and prayers. While the family wishes they could join visitors in celebrating John’s life, they will not be present during the viewing for both the safety of visitors and family. There will be a memorial service at a later date for friends and family. John will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw, Indiana.
John was blessed with 12 years of remission from multiple myeloma. In lieu of flowers, the family of John Harman requests donations be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for Multiple Myeloma research.
Please make memorial gifts payable to IU Foundation/Multiple Myeloma Research. Mail to: IU Simon Cancer Center, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46207. You may also make donations online at www.cancer.iu.edu/giving and click the "Donate now" button as well. Please indicate “In memory of John Harman" on your gift.