Kenneth Dean Perry, age 71, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:42 PM in his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Warsaw, IN on August 27, 1942 to Dale and Grace (Kinsey) Perry.
He was united in marriage to Eva Jane Sutherlin in Three Rivers, MI on July 29, 1961.
He was employed by Indiana-Purdue University as a Professor of Technology and as City Engineer for the City of Warsaw. His memberships include BPOE Elks 802, Society of Professional Engineers, ASME, NRA, GOP Kosciusko County, YMCA Kosciusko County, and The DTs Softball Team.
Ken leaves his wife Eva Jane after 53 years of devotion. He was dedicated to meeting her needs through all the years. He passes on to his two sons, Lance Perry of Warsaw, IN and Scott Perry of Fishers, IN this legacy of devotion to spouse and a priority on family. He says see you later to his 10 grandchildren: Lauren, Landan, Ashley, Lia, Leytan, Angela, Liam, Lorelle, Lilyan and Levi.
He served his local community with passion as City Engineer for Warsaw through 1982, Councilman from 1984 to 1987, and was one of six members of the Redevelopment Commission.
He motivated everybody he touched to achieve high standards and set a strong example of work ethic. He had the courage to do the right thing and was willing to make the personal sacrifices required. He was a man of principle and integrity, who followed his beliefs and carried through on his commitments. He nurtured the minds of thousands of students during his 29 years at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. Hail Purdue. He was a hard man with a tender heart and loved to see people grow. Above all, he was the protector and provider of our family until the end.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Oakwood Cemeterys Chapel. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, January 20, 2014 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Pastors Denney Wilson and J. R. Gray will officiate the services
Ken desired to help the Kosciusko County YMCA complete its new facility and would have greatly appreciated any expressions of love, condolences or respect be directed to this cause.