Nov. 4, 1925 - Dec. 17, 2013
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PLYMOUTH - Arnold H. "Hank" Hite, age 88, of 15988 West 11th Road, Plymouth, Indiana, passed away at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the Hospice House in South Bend, Indiana. Arnold was born on November 4, 1925, in Plymouth, to David and Minnie (Moore) Hite. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW II. He was honored by our Country with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Arnold married the former Gladys Hertel in Plymouth on March 3, 1946. Together they raised their four children. Arnold started his working career by hauling dirt and working on farm equipment. He established the Central Transfer Company. After he sold the business he started working for, and retired from, Hite Equipment. Arnold was a member of the V.F.W. Post #1162, the American Legion Post #27, the Eagles Lodge #1900, the Moose Family Center #741, and the D.A.V. He was the Commander of the V.F.W. Post #1162 three times. Hank and Gladys have been hobby farmers since he retired. Arnold is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Gladys Hite; their three sons, Terry Hite, Larry Hite and Mike (Geraldine) Hite, all of Plymouth; their daughter, Kim (Stephen) Rans of Plymouth; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Maxine Beck of Elkhart, Indiana. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Loyal Hite, Dale Hite and Raymond Hite; and his sisters, Erma Paxton, Lena Rogan and Ruth Redman. Memorials may be given to: The Center for Hospice Care 112 South Center Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563 ~VISITATION~ VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013, NOON-2:00 P.M. 300 WEST MADISON STREET PLYMOUTH, INDIANA 46563 ~SERVICES~ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013, 2:00 P.M. VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME CHAPLAIN TOM PADBERG OFFICIATING ~BURIAL~ NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL ~MILITARY HONORS PRESENTED BY~ AMERICAN LEGION POST #27, V.F.W. POST #1162 AND THE D.A.V. ~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~ www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
Van Gilder Funeral Home
300 West Madison Street Plymouth, IN 46563
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 19, 2013