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“Cindy and Todd, I just wanted to share that I am thinking of you two again on the anniversary of your son's death. My heart continues to cry during...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Diane Votae - Fort Wayne, IN

“Growing up next door through high school, Ben was always easy going, had a great sense of humor, and loved to play basketball. I am sad to learn of...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: John Wallace - neighbor

“Complete heartache that he is not with us right now... I know he is with Nancy, Jim, Mike and all our other family members and we will be with them...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Laurie - Fort Wayne - family

“Never met the man. But yes through the love of his circle of Survivors has kept his vibe alive in each of us that were touched by his existence. To...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: patrick rose - Oakland, CA

“I can't believe it's been a year since we lost Ben. Memories of talking and laughing with Ben haven't faded one bit, and I am sure that goes for all...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Will Ramsey

“We will never forget Ben. As time goes on the hurt softens. May God wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this walk in life. Remember...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Ann Kingsbery - friend

“I did not know Ben, but I know his mother and being the wonderful loving person that she is, I am sure Ben was too. Remember the good times and...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Laura Clabaugh - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
8 of 42 | Posted by: Brandy Siler - New Haven, IN

“I often felt like an outsider when I first moved to Fort Wayne. I would hang out with "Will's friends." But you were different. You always...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Rachel Ramsey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Cant believe its been almost a year already since Ive heard your joyful laughter and looked into your beautiful eyes. Sometimes its just overwhelming...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Bastress - Fort Wayne, IN

“Hilarious, handsome, confident, kind. Ben you are loved and missed immensely. Keep watching over your mama and loved ones until you all meet again. ”
11 of 42 | Posted by: Deanna Wilson - Ft Wayne, IN

“I only met Ben once or twice, but I know he was always the life of the party. I'm sure he's shining brightly as one of God's loving angels. As the...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Cutter - Fort Wayne, IN

“I didn't know Ben to much but I know he was so loved by so many . Especially his Mom who I work with I saw the love for him thru her . She was the...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Jenine Fiechter - Fort Wayne, IN

“Cindy,My prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Marcello Mazza

“Ben, I can't stop the tears from flowing writing this for you. I have been trying so hard to be able to talk about you and keep it together since the...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Rachel Lamborn - Albrightsville, PA

“Cindy, I never met your son, but I know you loved him and will miss him forever, you are such a kind loving person, and I was fortunate to have you...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Linda Cole - Rio Verde, AZ

“I didn't know Ben a lot only thru his wonderful Mom Cindy. She is the most loving and wonder Mother to her children and grandma to her grand-kids...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“I miss you so sweetheart . . . ”
18 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Bastress - Fort Wayne, IN

“Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to Ben and the friends and family that loved him so much. You will always have that void...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: malinda merritt - Livonia, MI

“I can't imagine anything more jarring and unnatural than the loss of a child. As Mother's Day approaches, it's my greatest hope that Cindy is...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Ben K

“Although I did not know Ben personally, I saw him and his brother at company outings with his mom when we were co-workers years ago. I am very sorry...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Erich Meyers - Angola, IN

“Cindy, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers ”
22 of 42 | Posted by: Sonya Moore Lewis - Chicago

“My deepest sympathies to the Lane family. Ben has always been a big part of our family. I can only remember nothing short of a ruckus when Alex and...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Chrissie Rusher - Fort Wayne, IN

“Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. May you find peace and comfort in memories of him during healthy happy times. You are in my...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Janet Sumney Edwards - Denver, NC

“Ben, you were my son's best bud for so long that it felt like you were his long lost twin. It is hard to imagine the two of you not growing old...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Paul Nichols - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Benjamin, I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and our friendship through the years. You are an awesome guy in every way. Words can't express my...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Cheryl Nichols - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are deeply saddened for you all at the lose of Ben. We are lifting you all up in prayers before our Heavenly Fathers throne!! We love you!! ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Ervin and Michele Wickey - IN

“Our prayers to all the family for Ben, he will be greatly missed. We loved watching our kids grow up together, then distance and time got in the way....Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Lester, Leanne, Jason & Chris Wickey - KY

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Ben's passing. What a great friend, classmate and neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with Ben's family and...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Jill (Koehlinger) Hackman

“Ill never forget the times we shared. Moving to Indy together, attending IUPUI, and experiencing life away from home was one of the greatest...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Nathan Schnelker - Carmel, IN

“Cindy, we are so so sorry, you and all of the family are in our prayers, we pray that God lends His healing and helping hand on all hearts ”
31 of 42 | Posted by: Rhonda and Gina Brink/curry

“Love you Ben, you were a great friend and brother over the years since highschool. No one quite like you, so many years of great memories hanging out...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Adam Kidd - Fort Wayne, IN

“Oh Cindy, I'm so sorry to read of your son's passing. I can't even imagine what you and your family are going through. He sounds like an amazing man,...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Laura & Steve Hutsell (Enyeart)

“Words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my heart goes out to you and I will always remember the fond memories that I...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Mike Danley - Cape Coral, FL

“We are so sorry for your loss - Ben was taken way too early. We can't imagine the pain and despair you must be feeling. Our prayer is your faith and...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Rex Whitten - Fort Wayne, IN

“This is my friend Laura Jones' cousin. Praying for strength, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. Sending love all the way from Birmingham,...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Tyra Grayson - Birmingham, AL

“I will never forget all the great times we had, golfing, St Patty's or just kicking it at the crib. A great neighbor and great friend, truly one of a...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Ryan Cochran - Fort Wayne, IN

“Mark & Cindy So sorry for your loss. I remember Ben from the days we lived down the street from you and Ben played with my two boys, Mike and Andy....Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: David Jenkins - Pompano Beach, FL

“Adam - Praying you will find comfort in your faith and the loving memories you have of your brother. ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Matt and Di Stinson - Fort wayne, IN

“To the Family of Ben Lane...We are still trying to process this loss as our hearts are heavy with grief. May God bless and keep you strong...Love and...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Cindra Bastress - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family and friends of Benjamin . may you find great comfort in God's promise found in John 6:40 ”
41 of 42 | Posted by: Trisha - OR - Friend

“A better friend is there in none. That's why saying goodbye is so hard. When you were alive, I thought I had a good understanding of you as a person....Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Geoff (Geo) Paris - Fort Wayne, IN

Benjamin James Lane, age 35, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Ben was born on August 26, 1983 in Fort Wayne, IN to Mark Lane and Cindy Bastress. In 2001, he graduated from Snider High School in Fort Wayne and then continued his education at IPFW and IUPUI. Ben loved his work and staff at Chapman's Brewing Company as a Manager in Fort Wayne. Ben had a way of lighting up any situation and his out of the box personality and unmeasurable love for Jesus Christ, his family and friends were infectious. He was the number one Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed watching IU basketball, Notre Dame football, and the Indianapolis Colts play. He enjoyed laughing, playing with his nieces and nephews and filling the room with smiles and love. Survivors include his mother; Cindy (Todd) Bastress of Fort Wayne, father, Mark (Fran) Lane of Fort Wayne, Siblings; Adam (Erin) Lane of Fort Wayne, Rachel (Channing) Lamborn of Pennsylvania, Caleb Lane of Virginia with the Navy, Rebekah Lane of Fort Wayne, Jeffrey (Brooke) Bastress of Fort Wayne, Britney (Will) Hofman, grandparents; Mahlon and Elizabeth Wickey, and Ann Lane both of Fort Wayne, the love and joy in his life, Siera Corwin and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents; James and Nancy Cutter, Thomas and Hecky Bastress, Maurice Lane and uncle, Michael "Mikey" Cutter. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 2-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Funeral will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10am with calling one hour prior from 9am-10am at Central Ministries, 5801 Schwartz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be directed to Make a Wish Foundation. To sign the online guestbook, visit