Ronnie 'Goob' Berry, 54

Ronnie Dean "Goob" Berry, 54, of Wabash, died at 4:14 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Wabash, to Betty (Berry) Simpson.  He was adopted and raised by Frank and Mada Berry.

Ronnie married Debra Derck in Wabash on March 26, 1996. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and watching sports and playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Berry of Wabash, two daughters, Tiffany Keplinger of Huntington, and Brianna Berry of Wabash; two step-sons, Christopher (Maranda) Rose of Huntington, and Jeremy (Alicia) Rose of Elkhart; mother, Betty Simpson of Wabash; brothers and sisters, Debra Newsome of Wabash, Robert Bratch of Wabash, and Leroy (Kimberlie) Simpson of Lagro, Carolyn (Earl) Graves and Earl (Cheryl) Owsley, both of Sweetser and Gary (Margaret) Owsley of Somerset; and seven grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jamie Bratch, and adopted parents, Frank and Mada Berry.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Road, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is the family to help with expenses.

The memorial guestbook for Ronnie can be signed at


Posted on 2018 Feb 15