Kerry Brian Carte
Kerry Brian Carte passed away at 11:36 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2019, at Community South Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, due to complications related to COPD.
Kerry was born Feb. 12, 1959, in Lafayette, Indiana, to James Donald and Mary Jo Carte. The family would later move to Arcadia, Indiana, where Kerry graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1978.
As a teenager he worked at Carter's grocery in Tipton, Indiana, where he met his best friend and wife, Krista (Rogers) Carte. They were married Dec. 21, 1979. They would have celebrated 40 years of marriage next month. The couple have one daughter, Lindsey (Carte) Bailey, along her husband Ross and their daughter, Eleanor.
Kerry retired from Kokomo Sanitary Pottery in 2008 after 30 years of service. Kerry's favorite pastime was being with friends and family. He never met a stranger, talking to anyone and everyone. His personality was larger than life; he was described by others as the one everyone wanted to be around, one of a kind. He loved to joke and would always make you laugh. You could have just met him and it was like seeing an old friend. He loved being the life of the party, such as performing karaoke or professing that he was the best gambler of any given situation. He would even whole-heartedly play the part of his wife's assigned Halloween costumes.
He equally enjoyed quiet time at home with his wife, maybe watching the same movie together for the hundredth time. Kerry loved to tell stories. He would talk about his childhood, his family adventures as a husband, father and Papaw. He also enjoyed being with friends from the Pottery to recount their memories from his 30 years of work.
Kerry left an impact on everyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. One of the good ones was taken from us far too soon. He will be watching us, he has always called himself a "guardian angel."
In addition to being survived by his wife, Krista, daughter Lindsey (Ross) Bailey, granddaughter Eleanor, he is survived by siblings Dave (Debbie) Carte, Leann (Tim) Castor, Patrick Carte (Cindy Mayfield), and Todd Carte; also four nieces and six nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Chris Carte.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the mortuary. Pastor Steve Allen will be officiating.
Published on November 6, 2019


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Darryl and Melissa Klein
Nov 08, 2019
We are so sorry for your lost. He was a great man. We enjoyed his company down at the shop every time he popped in. It won't be the same without him.
Pebbles Pickett young
Nov 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss. We would come by and he was always smile and telling us stories. Such a great person.
Karen Seal
Nov 07, 2019
So very sorry to hear about your husband. I had been praying for him. I am the other wife who's husband was in ICU with him. I pray for you and your family, for peace and comfort.