Joseph Mark Whinery, 72

Joseph Mark Whinery, 72, of Wabash, died at 9:40 a.m., Monday, March 29, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  He was born Oct. 2, 1948 in Anderson, to Donald L. and Mary Alice (DeFord) Whinery.

Mark was a 1967 graduate of Wabash High School. He received his BS from IPFW and his Master in Pastoral Studies from Huntington University. He married Linda Unger at the St. Matthews United Church of Christ on June 22, 1969. Mark retired from the US Air Force after 22 1/2 years. He also pastored at the Andrews United Methodist Church 13 years, retired from the General Studies Department at IPFW, and also was a delivery driver for Papa John’s Pizza in Wabash, several years. He was a member of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ, and was attending Christ United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Hanna Masonic Lodge, and the Order of the Eastern Star, both of Wabash. Mark enjoyed going to McDonalds for double hamburgers and coffee. He was a people person, and also enjoyed talking, reading, history, watching and listening to Harry Potter, the Food Network, and HGTV, and his two cats, Milo and Luna. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Whinery; two daughters, Kristine Whinery and Kaitlyn Whinery; and his sister, Blythe A. Whinery, all of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services and burial were Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Falls Cemetery.  Calling was Friday, followed by an Eastern Star Service, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash City School Band Department.

The memorial guest book for Mark may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Apr 05