James "Jamie" Gribben, 51

James J. "Jamie" Gribben, 51, of Wabash, died at 1:15 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his home. 

He was born July 14, 1964 in Wabash, James and Roselyn "Lynn" (Miller) Gribben.

Jamie graduated from Wabash High School in 1982 and earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University.  He worked for GenCorp/GDX Automotive for 22 years and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Jamie loved sports and being outdoors. He played sports in high school and coached his son's basketball and baseball teams. His passion was hunting and he loved the water. 

He is survived by his son, Blake J. Gribben, stepdaughter, Taylor Egts, both of Wabash; two brothers, Michael (Lori) Gribben of White Lake, Mich., and Joseph (Lisa) Gribben of Wabash; his nieces and nephews, Aaron and Katelyn Gribben of Wabash, and Noah and Patelyn Gribben of White Lake.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2 - 8 pm, Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his son, Blake Gribben.

The memorial guest book for Jamie may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 18