October 16, 2013

John Thomas Rinehart

John Thomas Rinehart

KOKOMO — John Thomas Rinehart, 86, Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, at Golden Years Residential Assisted Living Center, Kokomo.

Born on July 23, 1927, he was the son of the late J. Earl and Mary B. (Wagoner) Rinehart.

John was born and raised on the family farm in Cass County near Burrows and loved the outdoors, his family, hard work, and helping others.

John was a 1945 graduate of Logansport High School.

From March of 1946 to Aug. 1947, he served in Japan with the U.S. Army. John went on to graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Indiana Technical College of Fort Wayne in 1951.

On Aug. 29, 1952, he married Peggy Ann Powlen and they raised four children, Pam, Mark, Kevin, and Brian.

For over 60 years, John had a career in engineering beginning as a Project Manager for James I. Barnes Construction Company in Logansport and later serving as a Branch Manager for Barnes in Springfield, Ohio. He also served as the City Engineer for the city of Logansport from 1960 through 1962. For 10 years, he worked for the Purdue Research Foundation representing owner’s interests on major public works projects in Indianapolis, Batesville, Logansport, Frankfort, Lebanon, Greencastle, Peru and LaFountaine.

John is survived by wife, Peggy Rinehart of Kokomo; daughter, Pam Sovik of Grove City, Ohio; Mark Rinehart (Christy) of Lebanon, Kevin Rinehart of Pendleton, and Brian Rinehart of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters; Deloris Mullin of Logansport, and Carol Chambers of Galveston, and brother, Dick Rinehart (Polly) of Delphi, and sister-in-law Phyllis Rinehart of Logansport. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with another soon to arrive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob Rinehart and Don Rinehart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marocco – Rans Funeral Chapel in Logansport with Tom Clear officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Instead of memorial contributions, the family has requested that in honor and memory of John, you do something to help someone.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Wanda L. Bailey STAR CITY -- Wanda L. Bailey, 69, Star City, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. No services will be scheduled.

    April 20, 2014

  • Thomas W. Osby WINAMAC -- Thomas W. Osby, 81, Winamac, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home. No services will take place.

    April 20, 2014

  • Philip L. Widner Sr. PERU -- Philip L. Widner Sr., 58, Peru, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. As per Philip's wishes, he will be cremated by Cass County Crematory and his family will have a private gathering.

    April 20, 2014

  • OBT-PT041814 Leaetta.jpg Leaetta J. Douglas Leaetta J. Douglas, 78, Royal Center, passed away unexpectedly at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born on June 12, 1935, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Emerson and Geneva (Schreckenghaust) Verno

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lloyd Howard Miller FLORA -- Lloyd Howard Miller, 98, Flora, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Sterling House, Kokomo. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until his funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Flora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry DeVos offic

    April 18, 2014

  • Kara C. Brown Kara C. Brown, 51, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home. A gathering of friends and family will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Roches

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041814 Artrip Brian.jpg Brian G. Artrip KOKOMO -- Brian G. Artrip, 42, Kokomo and Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home in Lebanon. He was born May 30, 1971, in Logansport. He was adopted by Larry E. and Shirley A. (Nolte) Artrip. Brian was attend

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnabelle Sieber DELPHI -- Donnabelle Sieber, 101, Delphi, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Tri Kappa service on Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, with the funeral service to

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041714 Zellers.jpg Linda L. Zellers WARSAW -- Linda L. Zellers, 73, Warsaw, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw after a long-term battle with cancer. On May 27, 1940, she was born in Logansport, to John H. and Helen K. (Lowe) Watts

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Sue Kripisch WINAMAC -- Karen Sue Kripisch, 57, Winamac, formerly of Medaryville, passed away at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Rensselaer Care Center, Rensselaer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel

    April 17, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should mushroom hunters be allowed to forage off-trail in Indiana state parks?

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.