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Pastor Jimmy L. Wyant

Born: Sun., Sep. 30, 1934
Died: Fri., Jun. 5, 2020


1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 12, 2020
Location: Bible Way Apostolic Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 13, 2020
Location: Bible Way Apostolic Church

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            Pastor Jimmy L Wyant 85, of Nappanee, passed away in the company of his loving family, in his residence, during the early morning hours of June 5th.

            Jimmy was born in Patoka, Illinois on September 30, 1934, to Philip and Mildred (Wasem) Wyant.  On February 6, 1955, he married the love of his life, Rachel M. Bates, in Mishawaka.  He founded the Bible Way Apostolic Church in Nappanee in 1968, retiring as Pastor in 2019.  He was also employed by Holiday Rambler of Wakarusa, retiring after approximately 15 years of service.  He loved RVing and vacationing with family.

            Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rachel M. Wyant, along with their children; Anne Marie Gaines of Goshen, Patricia Anne Wyant of Nappanee, Rev. Jimmy Lee (Michelle) Wyant Jr., of Houston Texas, and John David Wyant of Nappanee.  He was the proud grandfather of Rev. Matthew (Michelle) Gaines, Michelle R. Gaines, Rev. Jonathan (Jessica) Kitchens, Carolyn L. Kitchens, Trevor Wyant, Zach (Amy) Wyant.  He was great grandfather to Francesca and Armand Kitchens, and Colton Wyant.  Pastor Jimmy Wyant was preceded in death by twin daughters Christine Elizabeth and Carolyn Louise.

            Visitation will be held on Friday June 12th from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bible Way Apostolic Church 26148 U.S. 6 E, Nappanee, IN  46550.  A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday June 13th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service.  Pastor Jonathan Kitchens, Rev. Garry Streeval, and Rev. Robert Arthur will be officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.  Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Way Apostolic Church.

            The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements and extend their deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Wyant family.

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Dea Andrews
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
Jonathon, Jessica we send you loving Light to support you and your family through your sorrow and grieving. Your grandfather must have been an amazing man and one who will stay with you to the end of your days as a source of inspiration and encouragement. We will be with you inspirit during the visitation and the celebration of life. Take care, and continue to be compassionate, resilient, flexible yet strong. Love, Dea and Tammy

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