Obituary for Rev David K Harness

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Rev David K Harness

November 25, 1946 - January 3, 2013

Rev. David K. Harness, age 66 passed away Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

David was born November 25, 1946 in Beech Grove to the late George L. & Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a Private with the United State Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. In 1972, David received a Bachelors Degree in Theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute, 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a Pastoral Counseling Certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

He retired in 2012 as a Regional Claims Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that he was the Chaplin for the Marion County Sheriffs Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was Chaplin Emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. David was presently the Chaplin for the Homecroft Police Department.

He also was a pastor at several churches during his lifetime and was devoted to the doing the Lords work. David was a published author, song writer and even played a roll in the move "Seven Deadly Words". He enjoyed being an Advanced Ham Radio Operator, fishing, playing the guitar & piano. David was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness whom he married on August 9, 2009 in Fishers. Also surviving are his children: Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown & Ronald Harness of Nashville, TN. He will be remembered by his sister: Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; eleven grandchildren & one granddaughter on the way.

David was preceded in death by one grandson: David DeWayne Harness.

The Revs. Jonathan D. Harness & David Dugas will conduct a funeral service 10:30 am Tuesday at the St. David's Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm on Monday at the Church. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards following the funeral service on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David's Abundant Life Fellowship Church "Memorial Fund" 140 E. Washington St. Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be sent to the Harness family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: November 25, 1946
Died: January 3, 2013

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Mike Moran posted on 1/1/00

Chaplain Harness was a good man who always epitomized his faith in Jesus Christ. Because of his faith he was always cheerful and had nothing to say but that which was uplifting and affirming. He will be missed for his everconstant smile. Well done good and faithful servant.


Dennis and Becky Hornocker posted on 1/1/00

Dear Donna and all the Family, We send our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother David. We mourn with you Donna and hold you,Ron and the family in prayer. In celebration of David's Life, we will be honored to meet David, a brother in Christ Jesus, in Heaven for all eternity. In Prayer, Dennis and Becky Hornocker


Chuck and Amy Hamar posted on 1/1/00

Ron, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and each member of your family during this difficult time. May God bless you with peace, understanding and comfort in a way that only He can. All of your Nashville friends miss you so be safe and see you soon! With deepest sympathy, Chuck and Amy


Tina Yates posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry to hear of David's passing. God has welcomed a new angel home. I had the pleasure of knowing David while he and Brenda lived at McKay Manor. He was a great person and will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers go out to Brenda and the rest of the family.


Amy Norcross posted on 1/1/00

I had the pleasure of working with Dave at WNTS in the late 90's to 2002. He was a joy to be around and a man of God. I respected the way he gave back to the community through his work as a chaplain and the Compassion Center. I'm so glad that our paths crossed. My heart goes out to his family.


Ed and Linda Smith posted on 1/1/00

Dear Donna, John, Ron and Rebecca, our condolences and prayers are with you. Your brother/dad was a great inspiration to others and we were blessed to have known him. We are sorry that we were not able to be at his "home coming" but we know that we will see him again someday in Heaven. Love to all!


HARRY AND lINDA Anderson posted on 1/1/00

Dear Family: I heard about Dave last week and wasn't sure about making it to the service. Sorry not to be there with you. Dave and I were brothers and I loved him and his family. I have you all in my prayers and know that God has given hism rest. I'll be asking God to bless all of you and keep you strong. Harry Anderson