JOHN BENJAMIN “BENNIE” HERR, JR. of Columbia City, Ind., 97, surviving spouse of Bernice Herr (Local Pastor) and father of Rev. David Herr, a retired Elder, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Survivors include: children Mary Patricia (Don) Chenoweth of Harrisburg, Ill.; David (Anita) Herr of Roanoke, Ind.; Rebecca (Jim) Benson of New Albany, Ind., and Daniel Herr of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at DeMoney-Grimes, 600 Countryside Drive in Columbia City. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitley County Helpline or to Columbia City UMC, 605 Forest Parkway, Columbia City, IN 46725. Condolences may be sent to Rev. & Mrs. David (and Anita) Herr, P.O. Box 48, Roanoke, IN 46783-0048.