Bryan R. Culp, 31, of Columbia City, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1981, in Fort Wayne, a son of Daniel R. and Vickie S. (Swonger) Culp. His formative years were spent in Laud, Fort Wayne and Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
He worked two years at Super Market Services in Fort Wayne, seven years at the Wal Mart Distribution Center in Garrett and since August 2011 at Reelcraft in Columbia City.
His memberships included Whitley County Y.M.C.A. Surviving relatives include two children, Evelyn Culp and Jayce Culp of Columbia City; his mother and step father, Vickie andJohn Wyatt of Columbia City; half brother, Corey Culp of Warsaw; half sister, Lisa Hyser of Columbia City; three stepbrothers, Kyle Wyatt of Columbia City, Kody Wyatt of Albion and Kirk Wyatt of Columbia City; and paternal grandparents, Robert and June Brock of Columbia City.
His father recently preceded him in death. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Nolt Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials may be directed to the Evelyn & Jayce Culp Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com .