Andrew Fisher


Andrew Tyler Fisher, 38, of Columbus, went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, Monday, May 30, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

In the final hours of his battle with pancreatic cancer, he sang along with his favorite christian musicians such as Casting Crowns and Matthew West.

Born on Sept. 23, 1977, the son of Steve and Gretchen Fisher, Ty graduated in 1996 from Columbus North High School where he excelled in football, baseball and hockey, and was a member of Youth for Christ. As a Columbus Iceman, he was captain of his team and received the “Red Light Award” as leading scorer.

He attended Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College.

Ty completed navy basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base where he studied electronics. He completed his military obligation with the Indiana National Guard. CAD/CAM, mold design, computer technology, machining, carpentry and electrical work were just a few of Ty’s work skills. He was last employed by the great folks at Columbus Engineering as a welder and fabricator, and would still be there if his cancer had not forced him to leave.

Ty’s hobbies and passions included photography, playing the guitar, antiquing, fishing, camping and mushroom hunting.

Ty received his first communion at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, was confirmed at First United Methodist Church, was baptized at Community Church of Shelbyville and was a member of Community Church of Columbus.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, at Community Church of Columbus, 3850 North Marr Road, with Pastor Scott Hundley officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to Community Church of Columbus ­ Celebrate Recovery Ministry or to Bartholomew County Salvation Army.

Survivors include his parents; brothers, Brett (Nicci) Fisher of Zionsville and Cole Fisher of Indianapolis; sons, Daniel and Elijah Fisher of Calhoun, Georgia; step-son, Nicolai Brumbach of Columbus; nephews, Cooper and Conner Fisher of Zionsville; along with many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Dorothy Kentzel and George and Esther Fisher; and a cousin, Jesse King.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-­Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 10 a.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.