RUTH GROSS, 76, of New Haven, formerly of Rome City, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Hoagland, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Benziner. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville. “There is no love like a grandmother’s love, and Ruth’s grandchildren can attest to that.” She is survived by children, Karen (Gary) Best and Larry Gross, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Sarah (Tony) Puckett of Indianapolis, Justin Gross, Jacob Best, Joseph (Caitlyn) Best, and Christine Best, all of Fort Wayne; siblings, Gert Savage, Mildred Nagle and Marilyn (Delmar) Felger, all of Fort Wayne, and Doris Holmes of Hoagland; four great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gross; four brothers; and two sisters. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Pastor James Tews officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville. For online condolences, please visit

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