Pastor Brian Wade Newby, 47, of Kingman went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Franciscan Health Lafayette, after a sudden heart attack.

He was born May 3, 1970, at Danville, Indiana, to Curt and Wendy (Horstmann) Newby.

He graduated from Southmount High School and proudly served in the United States Army during Desert Storm. After returning from the military he studied Industrial Maintenance at Ivy Tech Community College and Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Sinclair Community College.

On Oct. 4, 2003, he married the love of his life, Tamara Dee (Hunt) Newby, who survives.

Brian previously worked at Pace Dairy in Crawfordsville for 15 years, where he met his wife, Tami. He currently was pastor at Kingman United Methodist Church, an associate pastor at Spirit of Life Ministries and owned and operated Integra Engineering in Kingman.

He loved people, woodworking, camping, fishing, hunting, anything outdoors, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was very active in the church, went on several mission trips, belonged to the Men of Iron and was the assistant coach for Bloomingdale Bulldogs and Marshall Bobcats baseball teams.

He is survived by his wonderful wife of 13 years, Tami; six children, Charlie, Allison (Brett) Williams, Brianna, Trent, Caleb and Marc; two granddaughters, Lilian and Adaline; his parents, Curt and Wendy Newby; two sisters, Jodi Newby and Stephanie (Augie) Lockhart; in-laws, Tom and Dee Hunt; brother in-law Tom (Misty) Hunt; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; and his dog Rascal.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Spirit of Life Ministries, 505 W. State St., Kingman, with Pastor Steve Crum officiating. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at the church. Sanders Funeral Care entrusted with care.

Memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to help with expenses or the Spirit of Life Building Fund.

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