Monte Ray Newkirk, 80, of Carmel, IN, passed away on January 22, 2020. He was born to Norman and Elna Newkirk on May 27, 1939 in Tipton, Mo.
Monte attended the University of Missouri where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. Following college, the majority of his career was in Agricultural Sales, where he lived in the states of Iowa, Missouri, Florida, and Ohio.
In his retirement he moved to Noblesville, IN where he enjoyed gardening, genealogy, learning Spanish, volunteering at the Merciful Help Center Food Pantry, and ushering at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. His greatest joy came from being in the presence of his immediate and extended family. Monte’s enduring legacy is his ability to live simply, in total contentment, no matter the circumstances.
Monte loved his family deeply and is survived by his daughter, Cathy (Tim) Thoman; son, Mark (Katja) Newkirk as well as his grandchildren Paul (Hannah) Thoman, Taylor (Trey) Overholser, Michael and Maria Thoman, Nikole and Nina Newkirk; great-grandchildren, Teresa and Max Thoman. Additionally, he is survived by his beloved siblings, sister, Janis Wolf and brother, Tom Newkirk. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Maria Goretti (day chapel) at 2:00pm. In memory of Monte and in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Merciful Help Center Food Pantry in Carmel, IN.
Bussell Family Funerals Westfield-Carmel is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
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Merciful H.E.L.P. Center
1045 W 146th Street, Carmel IN 46032