Montgomery “Monty” Lavern Scott, age 66 of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away surrounded by his family at his home on Monday, March 7, 2022. Monty was born November 22, 1955, in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Jesse and Marion (DeLavern) Scott. He was a graduate of New Prairie High School, class of 1974 where he played football and was a part of several conference championship teams. While at New Prairie, he met Pamela Martz and they were married on April 20, 1974.
Pam survives, along with their children Chris Scott of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, Jessica Scott, Dana (John) VanLue and Mike (Kimmie) Scott, all of New Carlisle, and Mark (Candice) Scott of Rolling Prairie. Surviving as well are 11 grandchildren: Mason Scott, Adam Martinez, Scarlett Scott, Shelby, Emily, Jessie and Bethany VanLue, Ella and Sawyer Scott and Owen and Isabella Scott. Surviving as well are his sisters Julie (Mike) Levandowski of Mills Creek and Roberta (Wayne) Heminger of Goodland, Indiana. Surviving as well are his in-laws, Carol Greathouse, Marylin Keller, Jackie (Bill) Cauffman, Tom (Julie) Martz, Kathy (Tim) Schwenk and Steve (LuAnna) Martz, along with numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends. His brothers-in-law, Robert Greathouse and Joseph Keller preceded Monty in death.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm (CST) Friday, March 11, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel in LaPorte. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 12:00 pm (CST) funeral service on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel. Interment will follow in Rolling Prairie Cemetery.
Monty was employed as a truck driver for several local businesses before retiring after 36 years of driving at the age of 62. While he was employed as a truck driver, he was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #364 and #142. In his spare time, he enjoyed caring for his lawn, watching Notre Dame and Chicago Bears football, camping and fishing with his family, listening to classic rock music, especially AC/DC, and in his younger years, working on his 1968 Pontiac GTO.
Most of all, Monty will be remembered for his friendship and generosity toward his family and friends. As his family grew, Monty’s life began to revolve around his grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He attended all of their sporting events and loved taking them for a ride in his golf cart for ice cream. His neighborhood buddies loved gathering on his front porch regularly for a meeting of the “neighborhood men’s club” where they would talk about life and anything else they could think of.
In his memory, donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Monty’s memory. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Monty’s life or leave a message of comfort for Pam and the family, please visit www.EsslingFuneralHome.com.
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