The Rev. Martin M. Garber of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, passed away at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, at the age of 93.

He was born June 14, 1925, in Ripon, Calif., to Alma Cover Garber and George Garber. On Oct. 18, 1946, he was married to Beverly Jean Wooley, who survives.

Martin proudly served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from Westmont College in California and Grace Seminary in Winona Lake.

The Rev. Garber has been a resident of Kosciusko County 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 Laloma Grace Brethren Church, 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; son, John (Kelly) Garber, Warsaw; two daughters, Joyce Garber, California, and Lynda Garber, Winona Lake; 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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. His funeral service will follow immediately at 1 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Doug Lemon.

Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military rites conducted by active duty members of the Army Honor Guard and American Legion Post 49 and VFW Post 1126, both of Warsaw.


Memorials to Water for Good,  P.O. Box 247, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

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