Obituary for Thomas “Tom” Besson

Thomas “Tom” Besson

Thomas Allan Besson, age 71, of Nappanee, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord and his family in Heaven on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in Witham Health Services Hospital, Lebanon, Indiana. Tom was born March 13, 1949 in Warsaw, Indiana to R. Dale and Mary (Watkins) Besson. On February 19, 1972, a very cold and blistery day,  he was united in marriage to Cindy Yoder at Mt. Tabor Church of God, Etna Green, Indiana.

Tom was a 1967 graduate of Warsaw High School and went on to graduate from Valparaiso Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Tom, as everyone knew him, was a friendly person who was a Sunday morning round table breakfast club member at the Keg in Leesburg, Leesburg Lions Club member and DMT sponsor of the Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed farming and his family who always came first in his heart.  He was employed at the time of his death at Creighton Bros. as a truck driver, formerly part owner of Lesco, Inc and presently was part owner of DMT Enterprises.  Since his childhood he was a member of Clunette United Methodist Church.

Tom is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cindy Besson; two sons, Blaine Besson, Nappanee, and Todd (Brenda) Besson, Leesburg. Tom is also leaving behind two grandchildren, Ryder Besson, Rochester and Ariana Besson, Florida and “adopted” special grandson James Meigs, Florida.  In addition, he is survived by one brother, Mike (Jan) Besson, Sarasota, FL., and Centerville, OH; sister, Carol Besson, Nokomis, FL; two nephews and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Curt Allan Besson.

A visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A private family funeral service will be held with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating. Burial will follow at Leesburg Cemetery.

Due to current COVID-19 recommendations, masks are required.  The public is kindly requested to provide their own. Social distancing is strongly encouraged. No food permitted at this time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations may be made to

Clunette United Methodist Church

4227 W. 600 N. Leesburg, IN 46538


KC Riley Kids Fund

c/o Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc.

102 East Market Street

Warsaw, IN 46580


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