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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come.Your niece,SharonLove, ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Hill - West Lawn, PA

“Memories are flooding my mind of my brother Ben. So many precious memories of family reunions and vacations. Ben always made our times together happy...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Music Scott - Auxier, KY

“Sometimes it's hard to put into words the things the heart would like to say. It saddens me deeply to lose my sweet cousin, Ben. I have so many good...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Boggs Dingus - Martin, KY

“Candy and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Ben's life and how he blessed those who knew him. May our Lord surround you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Buck and julie Buckmaster - IN

“Ben was a good man and a good friend. I enjoyed the times we spent together. The golf was fun but the companionship was better. My best to Candy and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dick Houser - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a blessing it was that all those years ago, Mom sent her brother to meet the boy down the street! I didn't know that story until Ben told us...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jill Parker - Family

“I have known Ben for nearly fifty years when I married Ellie, his youngest sister. Ben and Candy made me welcome in their home and were very gracious...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Elder Goble - Richmond, KY


Ben G. Music, 82, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Lutheran Life Villages Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on October 19, 1934 in Betsy Layne, KY to Ben and Inez Music. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years during the Korean War and was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. While in Washington, Ben met the love of his life, Marlene "Candy" Hovis. Ben and Candy were married in 1955 in Olympia and were happily married for 61 years. Ben graduated from Aurora College in Aurora, IL where he received a bachelor's degree in business. Ben also attended Wittenberg University for two years where he studied engineering. He worked for International Harvester as a facility capacity planning manager for the truck division and was also an MTM Instructor for the company as well. Ben worked for International Harvester for 28 years. Ben then went into business for himself and was the CEO of Ben-Mar Home Sales, Fort Security Self Storage, and completed several developments such as Carrington Pointe, in the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. He also received numerous awards from several manufacturing companies for "Dealership of the Year". In addition, he was a member of the IMHA. Ben enjoyed golfing, bowling, singing and playing his guitar. He loved country music and could often be heard whistling his favorite songs. Ben's family and friends will remember him for his quick wit, playful sense of humor and contagious smile. He was a brilliant man with a very generous heart. Ben leaves to cherish his memory his spouse Marlene "Candy" Music of Fort Wayne, IN; his two sons, Kevin (Cathe) Music and Mark (Sarah) Music of Fort Wayne, IN; a daughter, Tamara Marano of Fort Wayne, IN; seven grandchildren, Alyssa (Andy) Milentis, Blake Music, Hannah Music, Haley Music, Grant Music, Kyley Marano and Ben Marano; one great grandchild, Emilia Barth; siblings, Ruth Ann (Gordon) Scott, Charlie (Pat) Music, Jerry (Nellie) Music, Ellie (Elder) Gobel; sister-in-law, Jane Music.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Inez Music, of Auxier, KY; siblings, Mona Tordiff, Earnest Dean Music, Kenneth Music and David Music; brother-in-law, Pete Tordiff. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 10:30 am at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior to the service. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 7 at 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00. Burial will follow the funeral service at Highland Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Alz.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com