Wayne Calhoun of South Whitley, Indiana passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021 in Pierceton, Indiana at the age of 65.
He was born on April 27, 1956 in Warsaw, Indiana. Wayne was one of six sons born to Deliah (Rose) Calhoun and Dewey Calhoun. Wayne was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where he was a 1975 graduate of Whitko High School in South Whitley, Indiana.
Wayne worked in the hardwood industry with his family at Calhoun Lumber and owned Walnut Street Hardwood in South Bend, Indiana. He was a logger and saw-miller. Over the years he had enjoyed working alongside his father, brothers, sons and daughter.
One of Wayne’s passions was longhorn cattle and mules. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing whenever he could. Wayne loved his grandchildren and will be remembered as a loving son, father, grandfather and brother.
He leaves behind two sons: John Calhoun (Cincinnati, Ohio); Thomas Calhoun (Pierceton, Indiana); daughter: Rose Calhoun and her husband Michael Denman (South Bend, Indiana); and two grandchildren: Abram and Charlotte. Also surviving is his mother: Deliah Calhoun (South Whitley, Indiana); four brothers: Don Calhoun (Pierceton, Indiana); Dean (Sandy) Calhoun (Coldwater, Michigan); Joe Calhoun (Sidney, Indiana); Denver (Luann) Calhoun (Avila, Indiana); and sister-in-law: Janet Calhoun (South Whitley, Indiana). He was preceded in death his father, Dewey Calhoun on August 28, 2011, brother, Robert “Bob” Calhoun on June 25, 2015.
Wayne’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Glenn Hall of the Salvation Army. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton, Indiana. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be directed to The Nature Conservancy, 620 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.
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