George D. Wehrmeister, 83, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Born June 1, 1938 in Fort Wayne, Ind., he was the son of the late Alva and Elda Wehr -meister. He was a well-known teacher, football, basketball and golf coach loved in the Fort Wayne area. When out and about, someone always knew “Big George”. George has now been reunited with his wife of 55 years, Marian Wehrmeister, who preceded him in death in 2019. George is survived by his children, Heidi (Ken) Arnett, Gretchen (Dean) Spires, and Christopher (Erica) Wehrmeister; grandchildren, Jessica (Pierce) Ebinger, Andrew (Nicole) Arnett, Garrett Spires, Jackson Spires, Lauren Spires, and Lucy Wehrmeister; and great-grandchildren, Kennedy Ebinger and Ella Arnett. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation ( in honor of George, who was a basketball scholar graduating in 1961.

Posted in: Fort Wayne Newspapers

Posted on: 2022-01-11

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