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Dewey Wearne

April 14, 1959 — November 26, 2023

McPherson, KS

It is with a heavy heart we must announce the passing of Dewey Dale Wearne on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Dewey was born April 14, 1959, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Bruce Webster Wearne and Georgia Belle Fleming. Growing up in an old schoolhouse and on a farm offered him skills that he applied throughout his life.


After high school, Dewey moved to Colorado. There, he found a career with Colorado State University in the facilities department. He enjoyed the many different tasks that it offered him. He also enjoyed raising his children Stephanie, Chase and Kimberly in Colorado. Their childhoods were packed with fishing trips, four-wheeler rides and the often “ride” in the new to him old car that he had traded for.


Dewey loved old and fast cars. He always had a project and a show car to show off. Some of the kids’ fondest memories included driving the ’64 Mustang, ’56 Belair, ’70 Camaro, ’29 Model A and ’64 Falcon. Before retirement, the family was able to live by a lake where every opportunity was seized to take the boat out for some all-day fishing trips with friends. If not on the lake, then he could be spotted on the golf course with friends. You see, Dewey was able to make friends with anyone. His welcoming “howdy” was a known trait regardless if you were a friend or stranger.


After 24 years with the University, Dewey retired to Wellington, Colorado. After some time, he picked up and moved to Elberta, Alabama. Of course, this was to spend more time on the water doing what he loved. After cleaning out all the great fishing holes, he and Marta picked up and moved to McPherson, Kansas to look after her mother. While it was not close to the lake, he enjoyed fixing up the next project car and playing the guitar.


Dewey is survived by Marta Wray, his children Stephanie Wearne & Nick McGovern, Chase Wearne & Kristine Frey and Kimberly & Brian Boydstun; his siblings Patricia & John Wheeler, Marcia & Don Biedermann, Jim “Jaime” & Mary Pat Wearne and Debbie “Sheg” Wearne & Dan Hoffarth; his grandchildren Brooklynn, Elizabeth, Jaxson, Abigail, Benjamin & Rachel.  He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce & Georgia Wearne. He will be missed.


A gathering to remember him will be planned at a later date. Please contact for more information.

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