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Kent Allen Workman, 57, of Peru died on Friday, June 14, 2019 in a car accident. Kent was born on October 23, 1961 in Wabash County to L. Richard and Peggy D. (Baker) Workman. He was raised in North Manchester, baptized at First Brethren Church and graduated from Manchester High School. He earned his teaching degree from Manchester College.
Kent was a math teacher for Maconaquah High School for 33 years, retiring in 2017. He was dedicated to his students and known for injecting humor into his lessons. He coached JV basketball at Maconaquah for many years early in his teaching career.
Kent was a constant presence on the golf course. He loved the game and golfed in all kinds of weather, even holding a Guinness Book of World Records’ title at one time.
Kent began devoting time to giving back to the Peru and North Manchester communities. Always the teacher, Kent began giving photography and videography lessons to area students. He wrote and narrated stories for Miami County Monthly News and organized events for the Peru Parks Department. Kent transported residents for Timbercrest, often driving them to church on Sundays. He was passionate about raising money and awareness for the prevention of prostate cancer, the disease that claimed his father in 1997.
Kent was a family man who loved spending time with his nieces and nephews and, when they had grown, his great-nieces and nephews. He is remembered for his fun-loving, teasing nature and corny jokes.
Kent is survived by his mother Peggy; a brother Kyle (Teri) Workman of North Manchester; two sisters Kathy (Stan) Singpiel of Wabash and Kim (Bill) McKenzie of North Manchester; nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Caddie. He was preceded in death by his father, L. Richard Workman.
Friends and family may call Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with one hour of calling prior to the service. Pastor Brian Daniels and Pastor Ron Burns will officiate and burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 or George M. & Edith L. Merkle Memorial Golf Endowment c/o Community Foundation of Wabash County, 105 West Second Street, Suite 100, North Manchester, IN 46962.