Mr. David Eugene Summers, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, Indiana. He was born August 30, 1930, in Indianapolis, a son of the late Harry William Summers and Martha Washington (Obenchain) Summers Collett.
On April 9, 1950, he was married to Nellie Fay Perkins in Bainbridge, Indiana. She passed away on March 9, 1983. He married Patty Lou (Allen) Walker Summers on October 1, 1983, in Thorntown, Indiana; she survives.
David was raised in the Bainbridge area and was a 1949 graduate of Bainbridge High School. In 1952, he joined the Indiana State Police Academy and in 1967 the FBI Academy. David attained a Juris Doctorate law degree from IU School of Law in 1967.
He served the Indiana State Police for 21 years, retiring as a Major in 1973. David practiced law for 26 years in Thorntown, Indiana until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of various organizations including, Indiana Police Legal Advisors (founder and president), International Association of Chiefs of Police (vice president), Boone County Bar Association (past president), Home National Bank (chairman), Thorntown Telephone Company (vice president), Thorntown Masonic Lodge (past master), Thorntown Library, and Gideons International. In addition, David was a member of Thorntown Christian Church for a number of years where he served as Elder, Chairman of church board and several committees. While wintering in Florida, he and Patty had an associate membership at Heartland Christian Church in Sebring. The Summers enjoyed wintering in Sebring, Florida part time since 1988.
David was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and loved his family dearly. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf and woodworking during retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Patty Summers of Lebanon; children, Brenda C. Summers of Indianapolis, Dianne H. Harcourt (Richard) of Zionsville, and Barbara J. Lambacher (Thomas Fisher) of Galena, Ohio; stepchildren, Teresa L. Lyles (Dave Styck) of Indianapolis and Dianna L. Dale (James) of Lebanon; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, David was preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul G. Collett; brother, James H. Summers; half-brother, John Collett; half-sister, Marcia Zimmerman, sons-in-law, Shawn Lambacher and Rick Lyles; and a great granddaughter, Celia Jo Harcourt.
Funeral Services are planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at Bainbridge Cemetery in Bainbridge, Indiana.

Please follow and like us: