Kelly Caskey, 68

Kelly “Popcorn” Caskey, 68, of Columbia City, died suddenly at 7:16 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his residence. Born on April 23, 1944, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Denzil B. and Georgia (Dexter) Caskey. He graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne, with the class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Army. He moved in 1988 from Allen County to Whitley County. On Oct. 1, 1988, he married Virginia “Ginny” L. Mertz at Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City. He retired from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne, with 36 years service and prior 10 years with Hi-Fy Gas Stations. He was a member of Oak Park Church, Fort Wayne and Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City. He was the founder of Good News Prison Ministry, Kelly’s Popcorn Ministry, a participant of the Whitley County Jail Ministry and member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Survivoring relatives include his wife, Virginia “Ginny” L. Caskey of Columbia City; four children, Scott A. (Heather) Caskey of Fort Wayne, Carrie L. (Curt) Asher of Fort Wayne, Dawn A. (Christian) Doak of Fort Wayne and Aimee (John) Martz-Dick of Woodland Park, Colo.; seven grandchildren and one sister, Ann (Richard) Oberlin, Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Denzil Caskey. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Saturn Christian Church with funeral services following at the church at 11 a.m. Pastors Russell Riley and Joe Osborn will be officiating. The burial will follow at Broxon Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Caskey’s memory to Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City or Oak Park Church, Fort Wayne. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.