Rev. Martin M. Garber of Grace Village Retirement Community of Winona Lake, Ind., died at 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 93.
He was born on June 14, 1925, in Ripon, Calif., to Alma (Cover) Garber and George Garber. On October 18, 1946 he was married to Beverly Jean (Wooley) Garber, who survives.
Martin proudly served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from Westmont College in California and Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. Reverend Garber has been a resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., for the past 28 years and spent his life as Pastor. He served the Lord as a missionary in the Central African Republic for over 40 years, and at the LaLoma Grace Brethren Church in Modesto, Calif. He was a past member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church and New Horizon Community Church in Winona Lake, where he served as an elder. Most recently he had been attending Oak Grove Community Church in Warsaw. Martin stood by his faith and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior… he will be dearly missed by his family.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Beverly Jean Garber (Winona Lake, Ind.); son: John (Kelly) Garber (Warsaw, Ind.); two daughters: Joyce Garber (California); Lynda Garber (Winona Lake, Ind.); seven grandchildren: Alex, Abbie, Kaley, Jack, Cassie, Katie, and Beth; and one great-grandson: McKinley Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and one brother.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Ind. His funeral service will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Doug Lemon. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw with military rites conducted by active duty members of the Army Honor Guard, American Legion Post #49 and V.F.W. #1126 both of Warsaw.
Memorial donations in Rev. Garber’s name may be directed to Water for Good, P.O. Box 247, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590 and would be appreciated by the family.