Arnold Hewitt, 77

Arnold Sammie Hewitt, 77, of Wabash, died at 4:15 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1940, in Tipton County, to Gerald and Dollie M. (Willey) Hewitt.

Arnold served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked as a maintenance man for White's Institute. He married Inez Pickering in Peru, on Aug. 14, 1982; she died June 5, 2013. Arnold was a member of the Wabash Chapel Church of God. He loved spending time at the Dallas Winchester Senior Center. 

He is survived by two children, Terry L. (Karen) Hewitt of North Manchester, and Whitney (Doug) Bolton of Wabash; three step-children, Brad A. Webb of Angola, Beth Ann Ridenour of Andrews, and Melissa K. (Mike) Orpurt of Wabash; two brothers, Lee (Judy) Hewitt and Miles (Sue) Hewitt, both of Peru; sister, Charlene I. Bratcher of Arizona; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Christie Williams, and three brothers.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, with the Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Friends may call from 9:30 - 10:30 am, Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is to the Donor's Choice.

The memorial guest book for Arnold may be signed at


Posted on 2017 May 09