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Bruce Garland Beach

January 3, 1989 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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Bruce Beach Obituary

Bruce Garland Beach, 35. passed away sadly and unexpectedly at his home on Friday February 9, 2024 in Vernon, IN. He was born January 3, 1989 in Marion, IN to Timothy Beach (Vernon, IN) and Maryalice Beach (Fort Wayne, IN). He is survived by his parents and sister, Allison Bratten (Joshua) who resides in Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sara Rebecca Beach whom he loved dearly. Bruce grew up in Marion and as a child loved the outdoors. With a pond, many acres of woods and a river behind his home each day was a new adventure. Simply, being a boy in the woods was where he was the happiest. He attended Marion High School and as a freshman joined the diving team. Bruce went on to participate in the semi-state competitions. Recognizing he wasn’t a traditional student, Bruce completed his GED and continued his education at Vincennes University for one year. He then moved on to work at Chrysler in Fort Wayne, IN. Bruce had a lifelong love for music. He could be found with a guitar in hand listening to his favorite band, “The Grateful Dead”. 
Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs 
To rock my soul
(Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)
In the end, Bruce’s life journey left him working at Hilex Poly in North Vernon, IN. He was always a hard worker and tried his best to move forward. Despite challenges in his past, Bruce’s life was on an upward path. He made friends in his community and will be remembered for his big heart, generous spirit and service to friend and stranger. Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2024 from noon till 1 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne IN with a graveside service immediately following in Catholic Cemetery. A Celebration of Life with a bonfire at his home in Vernon will be held later in the spring. For all who mourn Bruce’s passing. take heart in the words of our Lord who said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”Matthew 11:28. To leave online sympathies go to

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February 15, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Graveside Service
February 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Catholic Cemetery (Fort Wayne)
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805


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