STEPHEN L. REIGHTER, 67, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Fort Wayne, Steve was a plumber and steamfitter with Local 166 for 36 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of Praise Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 499 and was a Vietnam Air Force veteran. Steve enjoyed golfing, fishing, hockey and most of all IU basketball. "He was an easygoing kindhearted man that always had a smile on his face and loved his family." Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Janet Reighter of Churubusco; father, Ralph Reighter of Fort Wayne; daughters, Jen (Chris) Sosebee and Mandy (Brett) Lamb, both of Fort Wayne; brother, Ken (Jeanne) Reighter of Yoder; and grandchildren, Reis, Sam, Luke, and Brinley. Service is 10 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or Ronald McDonald House. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


Funeral Home

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls
8325 Covington Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 426-9494

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 25, 2014