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Terry Wayne Lorts

June 1, 1939 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Terry Lorts Obituary

Terry Wayne Lorts, age 84, of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2023. He was born on June 1, 1939 in Tipton, to his parents, Wayne Lorts and Donna Dee (Cottingham) Lorts. 

Terry graduated from Sharpsville High School in the class of 1957. He dedicated his whole life to farming. It wasn’t just work for him, it was his identity. Terry had an impeccable work ethic that others greatly respected him for. After his retirement, Terry worked for Smith Farms. He enjoyed teaching others everything he had learned through the years. 

Terry was incredibly driven, and always had his time filled with the things that had to be done. He never made much time for hobbies. However, he and his two sons had the privilege of running Lorts Racing Stables. Terry very much enjoyed working with his children; many lasting memories were made. Anyone who knew Terry would tell you that he was a great guy. Many appreciated him for his no nonsense approach to life! He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.   

Those left to carry on Terry’s legacy of love are his children, Dan (Jean) Lorts, John (Tammy) Lorts; grandchildren, Colton Lorts, Nicole Phillips, Jaina (Myles) Hattabaugh, Jhade Pavan, Justin Pavan; great grandchildren, Corbin Wilkin, Keagan Phillips, Chase Pavan, Mylo Hattabaugh; siblings, Sandy Jo (Jim) Richey, Ted Lorts, Ricky (Ron) Moeller.  

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne & Donna Dee Lorts; brother, Dickie Lorts; sister-in-law, Sandy Jean Lorts.

A graveside service celebrating Terry’s life will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Nevada Cemetery in Windfall, Indiana, with Pastor Joe Brock officiating.  

Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lorts family in their time of need. Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Terry with his family on his tribute wall.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Special Educaton Dept. at Tri-Central High School, c/o Maureen Arnold.  


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Graveside Service
December 22, 2023

1:00 PM
Nevada Cemetery
588-612 E 600 N
Windfall, IN 46076


Tri-Central High School - Special Ed Dept.
2115 W. 500 N., Sharpsville IN 46068


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