February 26, 1957 - August 05, 2008
David Weingartner, 51 of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Fort Wayne died Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Dayton.
Mr. Weingartner graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School and IPFW in Fort Wayne with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. During college, he studied music for one year in Vienna. He was raised in Fort Wayne, lived a year in Elkhart, then moved to Ohio in the mid 1980's. At one time, he owned a pipe organ business in Springboro, Ohio. He currently worked at St. John Lutheran Church in Dayton and played the organ for church services. He played the organ for the home games of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and at one time played with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
He was born February 26, 1957, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Donald Charles and Joan Rita (Bickel) Weingartner. His father preceded him in death on September 28, 1997.
Surviving are his mother, Joan R. Weingartner of Wolcottville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and John Riley of LaGrange, Rita and Jim Zuber of Fort Wayne, and Rose and Neil Klingaman of Columbia City; one brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Rachel Weingartner of St. Joe; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.
Calling will be one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial services will also be Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio, with Rev. Jeffrey Campbell officiating.
Preferred memorials are masses to St. Gaspar Catholic Church, 10871 N SR 9, Rome City, Indiana, 46784 or to the organ fund at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 South Ludlow Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402.
Arrangements are by Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Dave’s family and my thoughts and prayers are with his mom, sisters, and brother and the rest of the family. This news was came as a total shock I am not sure what to say, but I want his mom and family and friends to know my memories of him. Dave was an amazing person, I meet Dave threw my mom Barb Davis who organ music and so much that we pretty much went to the Palace every day. Over the years Dave became almost like a big brother to me, and I enjoyed all the time I got to spend with him. I remember and have so many stories that he told or that were created during the time at the Palace, I am sitting here writing this remembering just goofy things he said or did like the story he told me like when he got in trouble in school and instead of getting to play the organ at lunch he had to stay in the class room and decided to write on the chalk board or when him and his sister sold hot tooth picks in school and there was a line at the water fountain because the soaked them in hot sauce or something like that. I was so hart broken to hear of Dave\'s passing, but I am hopine mom and Dave have found each ohter are up there in heaven talking about the good old days and she is enjoying Dave’s music again. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him!!
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to celebrate with his family the life of David. Fond memories of his friendship, the campground, high school choir, his crazy exuberance, and above all, his tremendous talent will sustain us all. This weekend at Masses at St. Charels, I play and sang for David. \"No storm can shake my inmost calm, while to that rock I\'m clinging. Since love is lord of heaven and earth. How can I keep from singing!\"
What a wonderful person Dave was! His wit, humor and love of music made him someone you could never forget. He spent quite a few holidays with our family over the last 20+ years and we have fond memories of those times. Dave was a special part of our two daughters wedding. He played the organ with some very unique music just for them. When he played, everyone listened intently. Dave was one of the bright notes in this world and will be missed tremendously.