Thomas Girton

Thomas R. “Tom” Girton, 60, of Monterey, IN passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN.  He was born on June 24, 1962 in Winamac, IN to Albert R. and Elnora A. [Walters] Girton.  Tom graduated from Culver Community High School in 1982.  He served 6 years in the Indiana Army National Guard.  On June 5, 1982, Tom married his high school sweetheart Julie A. Hulmes in Monterey.  Together they raised two wonderful children.

Tom worked at Whitley Products in Plymouth, IN for almost 25 years.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Monterey.  Tom was a soccer, baseball, and basketball coach/umpire/referee and also served as President of Culver Little League for several years. 

Tom was a man of many talents and skills.  He enjoyed creating trails on the 17 acres of land where he built his self-designed dream home.  If he wasn’t in the barn tinkering, Tom could be found out in the woods riding his Gator with the grandkids.  He was the proud two-time winner of the Monterey Christmas Parade. 

Tom was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who will be deeply missed.


He is survived by:

Julie A. [Hulmes] Girton, Monterey, IN Wife

Megan A. (Matt) Carter, Monterey, IN Daughter

Casey L. (Whitney) Girton, Argos, IN Son

Sydney Girton, Granddaughter

Kaylee Girton, Granddaughter

Reese Carter, Grandson

Hunter Girton, Grandson

Breelyn Carter, Granddaughter

Elnora A. [Walters] Girton, Monterey, IN Mother

Cindy (Mark) Jirjis, Sister

Lisa (Susan) Girton-Shipp, Sister

Eric (Heather) Hulmes, Brother-in-law

Janel Hulmes, Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins


Preceded in death by:

Albert R. Girton, Father

Leonard and Phyllis, Hulmes, In-Laws


Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Monday, September 12, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Don Good officiating.

Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey, IN.  The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Culver Youth League.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.