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Richard G. Inskeep

Visitation set for longtime JG publisher Richard G. Inskeep

FORT WAYNE – Visitation for longtime Journal Gazette publisher Richard G. Inskeep have been set for Saturday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls.

The funeral service will be private.

Mr. Inskeep, 89, who died Wednesday, grew up working on the family farm west of Bluffton. After serving in the Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he earned a degree in business in 1949 and began a lifelong passionate attachment to IU.

He married Harriett Simmons in 1949, and Mr. Inskeep joined The Journal Gazette the same year. He was named publisher in June 1973.

He was extensively involved in the Fort Wayne community. He had been a past chairman of the United Way of Allen County, a past board member of Family and Children Services, Parkview Hospital, the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA Metro Division.

He was also a past member of the board of trustees of the YMCA; a member of the advisory committee of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; a past director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic; a past director, past president and past tournament chairman of the Fort Wayne Mad Anthony Golf Tournament; a member of the board of the Allen County Coliseum; and a past national president of the IU Alumni Association.

Mr. Inskeep was also elected to the board of directors of Peoples Trust Bank in 1967, which later became Summit Bank. He also served on the boards of Harris Manufacturing Co. and Kitco Inc. of Bluffton.

Besides his wife, Harriett, he is survived by a daughter, Julie Inskeep Simpson; three sons, Joe, Tom, and Steve; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may go to Turnstone and the Indiana University Foundation.

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