Edward (Ed) L. Barrus

Defendant Joshua Wade appears in Alaska state court as he was sentenced for killing Della Brown and Mindy Schloss, Feb. 17, 2010, in Achorage, Alaska. Wade, now 44, was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind., on June 14, 2024, officials said. (Marc Lester/ Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Edward (Ed) L. Barrus of Leesburg, Indiana passed away on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 96.

Ed’s life will be celebrated with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Pleasant View Bible Church, 2782 W. 200 N., Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Mike Hontz.  Friends and family may visit an hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  A graveside service will follow at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw with military rites conducted by members of the American Legion Post #49, V.F.W. #1126 and active-duty members of the Army Honor Guard.

Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.