He was born on May 16, 1937, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to William R. and Hulda S. (Volmerding) Leedy.
He graduated in 1955 from North Side High School in Fort Wayne and 1959 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. On December 20, 1958, in Peru, Ind., he married Joyce Ann McMinn, who survives.
He retired after 36 years as a registered pharmacist and past president of Keltsch Pharmacy in Fort Wayne. He grew up in the Fort Wayne area, was a summer lake resident near Pierceton until moving there permanently in 1985 and was a winter resident of Avon Park, Fla.
He was a member of the North Webster Church of God, Masonic Lodge #377 in Pierceton, Kosciusko County Shrine Club and Mizpah Shriners in Fort Wayne. Former member of the Sol D. Bayless Masonic Lodge # 359 in Fort Wayne and attended the United Methodist Church in Avon Park.
He is survived by his wife: Joyce Leedy, Pierceton; two daughters: Catherine Ann (Edward) Williams, Auburn, Ind.; and Julie Marie (Daniel) Markiewicz, Orlando, Fla.; two sons: William Preston (Katherine Ward) Leedy, Fort Wayne; and Michael David (Candince) Leedy, Pierceton; six grandchildren: Christina Williams, Jacob Williams, Sarah Williams, Zachary Leedy, Emily Markiewicz and Alyson Markiewicz; and a sister: Joan Gudas, Leesburg, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500 North, North Webster, Ind. Masonic services will follow at 6 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, 6600 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne.
Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 W. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.