Robert J. “Bob” Farrer

Last Updated on May 29, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Robert J. “Bob” Farrer, 92, of Logansport, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, in the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Born May 30, 1929, in Fulton County, he was the 8th child in a family of nine born to the late Joseph W. and Myrtle (Morris) Farrer .

On July 4, 1953, in the Ninth Street Christian Church, Bob married the love of his life, Phyllis J. (Johnston) Farrer. She preceded in death on April 26, 2010.

Following high school, Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. While he was stationed in Germany, he mentored other soldiers as a teacher.

Bob retired from GenCorp following several years of faithful and dedicated service. After retiring, his passion for cars led him to work at Enterprise Car Rentals.

He was a long-time member of the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church. Bob loved to travel, and along his wife, had wintered in Florida for many years.Trips to Alaska and Hawaii ranked high on his list of favorite trips. Bob held a private pilot’s license and enjoyed the peace and the beauty he found in the skies. He loved the outdoors, whether tending to his garden, mushroom hunting, ice-fishing or blue gill fishing – Bob was in his element surrounded by nature. He was an avid IU Basketball fan. Above all else, Bob was a family man and he adored his daughter and his grandsons.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathy Farrer, and grandsons, Jake and Blake Farrer, of Logansport. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Robert “Kem” Farleigh, who was like a son to him.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bob was preceded in death by eight siblings, Violet, Wayne, James, Bud, Gladys, Hazel, Bonnie and Betty.

A Funeral service celebrating Bob’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with his nephews, the Rev. Dr. Jim Farrer officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral chapel.

You may share memories and offer condolences on Bob’s Tribute Wall at