Ronald Lynn Leighty, age 73, of Kendallville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at home. Mr. Leighty was born in Kendallville, Indiana on July 15, 1946 to the late Franklin Duran and Bondell Elizabeth (Gunder) Leighty. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1964. He honorably served his country from 1966-1968 in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Nancy Ann Montieth on September 7, 1968 in Silvis, Illinois. Early on, Ron was employed by Caterpillar Corporation, Davenport, Iowa. He also worked at Kraft Foods and Noble County Transit System in Kendallville. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 86, V.F.W. Post 2749, and past member of the Moose all in Kendallville.
Wife, Nancy Leighty of Kendallville.
Son, Scott and Amber Leighty of Albion.
Son, Todd Leighty of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Jill Floyd of Lewisville, Texas.
Son, Chad and Crystal Leighty of Columbia City.
Four grandchildren: Grace Leighty, Avery Leighty, Cayden Leighty, and Camarie Leighty.
Sister, Connie and Terry Hanks of Fort Wayne.
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert and Pat Montieth of Port Byron, Illinois; Patsy and Dan Steelandt of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cherie and Greg Davis of Jefferson, North Carolina; and John Montieth and Karl Wolf of Clinton, Iowa.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bondie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Alice (Benda) Montieth; brother-in-law, Thomas Montieth.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with an hour of visitation prior to the service.
Burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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