David Frederic Osting
David Frederic Osting, 69, passed away September 26, 2019 at his home near Milroy, Indiana. David was born on April 30, 1950 in Greensburg, the son of Stanley and Helen (Springmier) Osting. He graduated from North Decatur High School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in education from Vincennes University and Murray State University.
On August 31, 1969 he married Linda Foster, his wife of 50 years, and she survives. Other survivors include son, Nathan (Jennifer) Osting of Milroy, daughter, Amy (Jason) Murray of Greensburg, and son, Brett (Kristy) Osting of Greensburg; two sisters, Margaret Davis and Becky Sims both of Greensburg; and eight grandchildren, Addy, Balee and Cati Osting; Devon, Brayden and Ashton Murray; and Gracie and Luke Osting. He also leaves behind his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Sara (Fey) Foster; and brother-in-law, Stan Nichols, along with several nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Karen Foster Nichols, and mother-in-law, E. Janet (Hitchell) Reed.
David farmed in Rush County until the tornado of July 9th, 1980 and then moved to Decatur County to farm with his parents. He was on the Premier Ag Board for ten years and the Decatur County Community School Board for eight years. He attended the First Christian Church in Greensburg. David enjoyed sports, boating and animals. His biggest love was for his wife, his children and grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:00 am, all at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Rev. Danny Wolford will be officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com
Published on September 27, 2019


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David Jones
Oct 04, 2019
Very sorry to hear of David's passing. We are certainly praying for the family at this difficult time. I was glad I made it back for the class reunion to visit with David. Linda, I can only imagine how tough this is for you. Stay strong.
Sep 30, 2019
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Sep 30, 2019
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Peggy Layton
Sep 30, 2019
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Larry and Barb Mizell
Sep 29, 2019
As we walk down the path of life on occasion we meet someone who leaves a positive impression on you, someone you become friends with, someone you enjoy being with, talking with and sharing our lives with. David Osting was such a person. An infectious smile, a genuine laugh and a love for his family and friends that was well balanced in his work ethic David will be missed but not forgotten, he will live on in the heart and mind of each and everyone that knew him. Larry and Barb Mizell
Roger Harsh
Sep 28, 2019
I so enjoyed our last class reunion and the time I spent talking with David and Linda. I'm so sorry that I was unable to come home for David's viewing.
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Sep 28, 2019
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Roger Harsh
Sep 27, 2019
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