Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

February 5, 2013

Dennis Lowell Welty


— Dennis Lowell Welty of Indianapolis died Saturday. He was 64.

Born May 9, 1948, in Martinsville, he was a son of the late Dennis J. and Pansy Kathryn (Sipes) Welty.

Mr. Welty grew up as a farmer and raised hogs and cattle. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America and Science Club at Monrovia High School and later in life a member of the American Legion.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to ‘70, discharging as an E-5 Sergeant. He worked at Indianapolis Power and Light from 1970 to ‘73, was a master carpenter from ‘73 to 2008, and a courier from ‘08 to ‘10.

He was the head usher and alter worker at Church of Acts and also a head usher, alter worker, and elder at Crossfire Church.

Mr. Welty enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, was an avid Indiana Hoosiers and Indiana Pacers basketball fan, and a proficient mushroom hunter.

Survivors include his wife of 40 1⁄2 years, Brenda Jean Welty of Speedway; a son, Jason Lowell Welty of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Christina DeFelice Welty of Tallahassee; a grandson, Benjamin Lowell Welty of Tallahassee; an aunt, Evelyn Welty of Monrovia; brothers Robert Welty of Plainfield, Larry Welty of Benton, Ky., Darrell Welty of Mooresville, Jerry Welty of Mooresville, Rodney Welty of Indianapolis, and Ronnie Stevens of Williamsport; sisters Sandra Sims of Mooresville, Betsy Keith of Gillette, Wyo., and Jenny Harper of Crown Point; and 33 nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was a brother, William Welty of Coatesville, and a sister, Diana Wells of Indianapolis.

Services are noon Saturday at Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, with the Rev. John Calhoun officiating. Interment will be 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Calling is for an hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mrs. Welty, 7265 Mariner Way No. 107, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Online condolences may be made at www.stevensmortuary.net.