Walter Hollis “Pete” Osting was born to Robert and Helen “Hinchman” Osting in Union Township on August 24, 1935. Pete entered the world with a twin brother, William “Billy” H. Osting. Billy passed away in April of 1944. Pete graduated from Mays in 1954 and then went on to take the Purdue Short course in 1955. He then went into farming with his father.
He retired from farming in 1985 and began working for the Rush County Highway. After retiring from the County Highway, he worked for the former Royster Clark then Crop Production Services in Rushville & Homer. He also had a small Water Purification Business. His final retirement job, and the one he probably loved the most, was working for the Rush County Food Pantry.
Pete was very community minded and volunteered for several community service organizations. He was a member of the New Salem Lions Club, served on the Rush County Sheriff Merit Board, The Shares Board, and the Rush County ARC Board.
Pete seldom missed any of his girls many activities. He enjoyed College/Pro football and basketball. He was particularly fond of the Little League Baseball Championships and Women’s softball. He grew up in the Ben Davis Creek Christian and Plum Creek Church and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
He met the love of his life, Patricia Runnebohm in 1956 and they were married in February of 1957. They had three daughters: Elizabeth (Ryan) Voorhees, Tina (Mike) Hidde and Julia Connolly. He has nine grandchildren: Katie (Kolby) Kotter, Rob Hidde, Mike (Patrice) Hidde, Leah (Luke) Kane, Ben Connolly, Jamie Voorhees, Sarayah Voorhees, Shay Lynn Voorhees and Ashton Voorhees. He had four great grandchildren, AJ Kotter, Caroline & Zoey Hide and Livia Hollis Kane who will also miss him.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM November 21, 2022 at Todd Funeral Centre. The funeral will be 10 AM Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Todd Funeral Centre with Howard Bullard of The Ben Davis Creek Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Rushville’s Calvary Cemetery with Rev. James Brockmeier officiating.
Memorial donations can be made the Rush County Community Foundation: Hinchman Cemetery Fund or the Hinchman Pass-Through Fund 114 N. Main St. Rushville, IN 4617