DR. REVEREND DENNIS D. LEINBACH, 75, Uniondale, Ind., died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 10:30 p.m., at his home. Born Nov. 9, 1945, in Goshen, he was a son of Maurice E. and Joyce C. (Yoder) Leinbach. On Feb. 28, 1970, he married Joyce M. (Arnold) Leinbach. Dennis was a pastor for 40 years, 25 years with the Missionary Church and 15 years with the Methodist Church. With a "Shepherds Heart" he inspired a lot of people through his ministry. His passion was sharing God's Word with everyone he encountered. He started a youth soccer league in the Butler area and later coached the school soccer team. Dennis loved camping, fishing, hunting and family time. He took a group of all boy's white water rafting and took youth groups on mountain climbing trips. Surviving are his wife, Joyce of Uniondale; children, Daric (Melodie) Leinbach of Florida, Julia (Chris) McCoy-Burdett of Indiana, Joshua (Lydia) Leinbach of Indiana, and Darin Leinbach of Louisiana; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Leinbach of Indiana; and sister-in-law, Helen Leinbach of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Alan Leinbach. Private family services will be held at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Memorial donations may be directed to Visiting Nurse Hospice, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or UMCOR of the Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
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Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jun. 4, 2021.