He was the son of Charley Edwin and Dale (Forbes) Scott, born April 5, 1932.
Wayne graduated from Midland High School in 1951 and worked at Indianapolis until he went into the service. When in Korea he played the bugle. On his return he worked at G.E. in Linton, retiring after 38 years. He had a passion for sports and attended all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren's games as well as most Laker basketball, baseball, and volleyball games. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, singing and hard work. He was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church and the VFW.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents, an infant sister, a son (Gary Wayne in 1973), and a brother-in-law (Jerry D. Mitchell in 2008).
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Mitchell Scott, whom he married in 1953; three sons: Kenneth (Anita) of Linton, Donald and David of Jasonville, and a daughter, Karen (Randy) Bays of Zionsville. He has seven grandchildren: Kerry (Matt) Fox and Daniel Scott of Jasonville, Justin (Lesli) Bays of Fort Wayne, Jesika Bays of Zionsville, Kylee Scott of Linton, Sharla (Matt) Gardner of Marshall, Ill., and Jennifer (Travis) Johnson of Sullivan. He has 11 great-grandchildren: Kage, Lacey, Addison, Jaden, Jalen, Alex, Abigail, Kyanna, Blaine, Kinsley, and Kaden.
He is also survived by two sisters: Beverly Scott of Jasonville and Elaine (Max) Harper of Marion; five sisters-in-law: Patsy (Jerry) Hill and Shirley (Bill) Sapp of Jasonville, Beverley (Dave) Brashear and June (Bryan) Shacklett of Linton, and Sharon (Don) West of Indianapolis; three brothers-in-law: Tom (Sheila) Mitchell of Blackhawk, and Bob and Jim Mitchell of Jasonville; an aunt, Lily Criss, of Indianapolis;, Regina Mitchell (widow of brother-in-law Jerry), numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and one special nephew, Donnie Brashear, his fishing and ball game "buddy."
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Cox Funeral Home in Jasonville from 5 to 9 and after 9 on Wednesday until the funeral which will be at 11 a.m.
Service will be conducted by the Rev. Keith Pope. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wright Township Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.