John Alan Groat, 67, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 in his Warsaw home. He was born July 6, 1945 in Warsaw. He graduated there in 1967 and was married to Joyce E. Easterday, of Columbia City. The two were married June 26, 1971 in Columbia City's Faith Baptist Church. He had worked for DePuy as a machinist for more than 30 years, having recently retired. He and his wife were formerly members of Warsaw Wesleyan Church, where John enjoyed congregational singing. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Joyce E. Groat, of Fort Wayne; daughter, Ethel (Rod) Massing, of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Kevin Massing, of Columbus, Ohio, and Donavin Massing, of Fort Wayne; and his brother, Robert Groat, of Richland, Mo. A memorial service will be held in Warsaw at a later date. Burial will be in Warsaw's Oakwood Cemetery. Caring for the arrangements is Titus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.
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