Robert Garrett Wright IV, 39 of Wanatah passed away due to an unexpected illness on November 15, 2023.  He was born July 26, 1984 in Saginaw, Michigan.  Rob worked for Nitco as a tower technician and was an avid Colts fan, loved listening to Tom Petty, and watched Apollo 13 and Back to the Future countless times. He enjoyed hiking the Dunes of Northwest Indiana, especially with his kids.  For those that had the blessing of knowing Rob, they knew he was calm, kindhearted, carried himself with a gentle demeanor, may have been the funniest person ever, and most of all loved his children, Jordan and Dianne deeply.
Rob is survived by his parents, Dianne and Brent Langston; children, Jordan and Dianne; sister, Melissa (Steve) Pearce; nephew and niece, Elliott and Julia Pearce; uncle, Dan Garrett; aunt, Debbie Weiss; cousins, Stephanie Secker, Jennifer Hulighan, Aaron Weiss, Joshua Weiss, and Caroline Hacker.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Yvonne Garrett and Stella Ball.
Following cremation, a private family memorial service will be held at Calvary Church in the Chapel of Hope.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dunes Conservation Fund.


I am so sorry for your loss. I hope love and caring support surrounds each one of you and brings peace. -Lisa Gibson 

Prayers and condolences to the family during this difficult time. -Ken Curtis 

Our deepest condolences for your loss! Robert and his girls became our neighbors and very close friends R.I.P our dear friend You will be missed! -Becky Dunn 

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. -Shyloh DeYoung 

So sorry to hear of this terrible sudden death. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. Try to keep the faith. Hopefully you will all get through this Ok. -Charles Wiseman

Dianne and Brent, Rick and I are so sorry for your loss! Words cannot express how devastated when you contacted us about Robert's death. Our prayers are with you and your family and will contact you shortly to see if we can bring a meal as you have stated right now you are requesting privacy. -Vicki and Rick Valpatic

Rob was a dear friend to my sister and I in our late teens. He was one of the kindest people I have met to this day 20 years later. I'm thankful to have had him in our lives at a time where we needed that kindness. Praying for his family that you all find peace. -Erin

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