William "Bill" D. Garringer, 89, of Monticello, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.
He was born on October 18, 1931 in Monticello to the late David L. and Alta (Luse) Garringer. On October 28, 1951 he married Lula Van Meter in Monticello at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on February 9, 2014.
Bill was a 1949 graduate of Monticello High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired as a Sergeant from the Monticello Police Department in 1992 after 25 years of service and remained active in the Police Reserves. He also served as a White County Sheriff's deputy. In addition, he was a local 157 union plumber for 30 years. Bill served two terms on the Monticello City Council. He maintained memberships of the F.O.P and the VFW.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello.
He is survived by two daughters, Ronda L. Tari of West Lafayette, Julie K. (Peter) Dyer of Monticello; a son, Roger W. (Rose) Garringer of West Lafayette; eleven grandchildren, Greg A. Criswell of Tennessee, Jeremy Phillips of California, Meggan Jackson (fianc, Jeff) of Ft. Wayne, Melissa (Ryan) Backer of Fishers, Geoffrey (Stephanie) English of Indianapolis, William (Bethany) English of Indianapolis, Noah Garringer of Denver, Colorado, Faith Garringer of Lafayette, Maya Garringer of Lafayette, Emma Garringer of West Lafayette, and Isabella Garringer of West Lafayette; and five great grandchildren, Addison, Evan, Troy, Hudson, and Grayson.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Robert E. (Ruth) Garringer.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services at 3:00 pm celebrating Bill's life on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello with Pastor Ian McMillan officiating.
Additionally, Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services celebrating Bill's life via live webcast at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021 using the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1141029 and will be available for eighty days thereafter. This link may be accessed on Bill's obituary page at www.springerfuneralhome.com
Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, the family requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask inside.
Burial will follow in Hughes Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church in Monticello. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Family and friends are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or a message of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com