Donnelle Wayne Wright, 95, passed away on September 13, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru. He was born in Fountain County, IN on May 30, 1926 the son of Charles and Martha Marr Wright. Wayne married Beverly Jean Wright on February 14, 1948 and she preceded him in death.

A member of America’s Greatest Generation. Wayne left high school in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. San Juan. A U.S. Navy WWII veteran his military decorations include, the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1946 Wayne returned to high school and graduated from Chili High School in 1947.