J. Wayne Luckenbill, 85, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of North Manchester, passed away on Sept. 25. He was born May 29, 1928 in North Manchester to Lewis and Grace (Pence) Luckenbill.
He is the former owner and operator of Manchester Floor Covering and the owner of Beneva Arms Apartments and Beneva Arms Realty in Sarasota, Fla. He is also a United States Navy veteran. He married Joan Hare. She survives.
He is also survived by his son, Jim Luckenbill; three daughters, Brenda (Erik) Dahlgaard, Peggy (Jon) Lemmon and Angela (Jim) Hockett; three grandchildren, Chris Bucher, Amy (Brian) Upholz and Dustin Luckenbill; and one sister, Thelma Eberly, South Whitley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael Luckenbill passed away in 1968.
A celebration of life was held on Oct. 1 at the Strathmore Villas South Clubhouse in Sarasota, Fla. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.