Catherine Gilbert, 68

SOUTH WHITLEY — Catherine C. Gilbert, 68, of South Whitley, died at 2:29 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Sycamore Village, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past three years.She was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Wabash County, a daughter of Victor and Ruth (Tschantz) Walter. Her formative years were spent in North Manchester. She graduated from North Manchester High School in 1961.On Aug. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald D. Gilbert. They have always made their home in Whitley County moving to their farm in 1972. She was employed by Whitko High School in the cafeteria for 17 years retiring in 2003.Surviving include her husband, Donald; two sons, Todd (Margaret) Gilbert, South Whitley and Troy (Morgan) Gilbert, Lafayette; a daughter, Renee (Terry) Nicodemus, South Whitley; six grandchildren; two sisters, Kay Capistrona, California and Sharon (Charles) Martin, Fort Wayne and a brother, Donald (Mary) Walter, Ohio.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kendall Walter.The funeral service will be held Thursday 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church of South Whitley with Rev. Robert Barton officiating.The burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery.Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley and one hour before the service at the church. Memorial may be made to United Methodist Church of South Whitley.Condolences may be sent to