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Bruce  Charles Waterman

Obituary for Bruce Charles Waterman

November 2, 1943 - December 17, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 75

Obituary

Bruce Waterman, 75, died on Monday, December 17. Bruce was a progressive farmer and agritourism entrepreneur, who farmed nearly 300 acres of produce on the southeast side of Indianapolis and on highway 37 in Greenwood. Bruce, pumpkin farmer and lover of dogs, and his wife, Carol, have owned Waterman's Farm Market, popular spot for farm fresh produce and pumpkins, for 40 years.
Bruce was born to Norbert and Frances Sullivan Waterman on November 2, 1943, in Indianapolis. He attended St. John's Lutheran School and Warren Central High School. Bruce graduated from Purdue in 1965 with a BA in agricultural economics; he earned a Masters Degree in ag econ from Purdue in 1967. Bruce was a member of AGR fraternity while attending Purdue. He married Carol McCammon in 1968 and reported for active duty in the Army in the same year. After two stateside assignments, 2LT Waterman was assigned to a position in Okinawa. Upon completion of that assignment, CPT Waterman resigned from the Army. Bruce worked for Ernst & Ernst as a consultant for two years before accepting employment as data processing manager with Perdue, Inc. in Salisbury MD. One of his proudest achievements was the development of a least-cost feed ration formula utilizing linear programming, a cutting edge application at the time. In 1977 Bruce and Carol and their son, Scott, returned to Indianapolis, where Bruce worked for Hook's as data processing consultant and ultimately accepted the position of Vice President of Management Information Systems. In 1978, Bruce and Carol launched Waterman's Farm Market, offering freshly-grown produce with the option to "pick your own." Shortly thereafter their daughter, Lisa, was born. Bruce maintained his employment at Hook's while working on the farm until he became a full-time farmer in 1991.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Brian Waterman.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; a son, Scott and his wife Amy and their four children, Cole, Taylor, Levi and Brody; a daughter, Lisa and her two children, Zeus and Quest.

Burial

St. John Lutheran Cemetery

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