Archive - Nov 21, 2013
Tristan Andrew Bender, 26, of Columbia City, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 22, 1987, in Whitley County, a son of Daryl A. and Colleen S. (Hoffman) Bender.
He attended Columbia City High School and achieved his GED through Ivy Tech in 2009.
Employed in the fast food industry, he has worked at Hardees and Arbyâ€™s in Columbia City and Arbyâ€™s, Burger King and Culverâ€™s in Fort Wayne and had been an assistant manager at KFC in Decatur. He had also been a rural carrier for the Journal Gazette.