Wimmer, John R.

JOHN R. WIMMER of Indianapolis, Indiana, 63, retired Elder, former Director of Indianapolis Center for Congregations and Religion Program Director at Lilly Endowment, Inc., and former professor at the University of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020. John’s pastoral ministry lasted more than 40 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 2 at St. Luke’s UMC, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis. Rev. Rob Fuquay will officiate the service. A livestream of the service will be made available on the church website. Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville has been entrusted with the service details.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janilee S. Blaising; his son, David M. Blaising-Wimmer; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s honor to the newly-established “John Wimmer Endowed Scholarship” at the University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

More on the life and contributions of John Wimmer can be found at www.legacy.com.