Hector Edgardo Garcia Matute (Eddie) was born on November 24, 1972 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Edgardo was a Godly, ambitious and adventurous young man who went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2011.
Edgardo fought the good fight for several years after being a passenger involved in a car accident that left him as a quadriplegic on August 23, 1992. Edgardo had a zest for life and never let anything stop him from chasing his dreams. Edgardo always told everyone how God had blessed his life. Edgardo was an outgoing, active and optimistic person. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He gave great advice and always said, "do everything out of love and not out of hate."
Edgardo was knowledgeable in many subjects and enjoyed learning new things everyday. In 1995, he became certified in program analyzing. In 1996, he earned Associate Degrees in Graphic Design and in Technical and Network Administration in Honduras. In 1999, he came to study at Ball State University and met Carissa Corwin, who became his wife on November 16, 2002. Edgardo earned a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Arts and a minor in Business Management/Administration. Edgardo also studied at Los Angeles Film School and majored in Film Directing with a minor in Film Producing in 2008. He was fluent in Spanish and English. Edgardo was the successful owner of Eddie's Multimedia Business in Muncie, Indiana. Edgardo was a passionate filmmaker/director for the film "Beneath", which is to be released in 2012.
Edgardo loved living life to the fullest and was an inspiration to all around him. Edgardo enjoyed going to church, spending time with family, friends, and his service dog Benji, traveling (especially to California), going to the ocean, singing karaoke, listening to music (especially 80's music), keeping his crystal black pearl Honda Odyssey decked out, working on projects on his Mac computers, watching and making movies. Edgardo always wore sunglasses and cologne.
Edgardo always put the needs of others before his own. In 2006, Edgardo and Carissa adopted Fernando and Ricardo Garcia (which were Edgardo's deceased sister's children) in hopes of giving them a bright future. Edgardo always said, "I believe God has a great plan for all of us." Edgardo touched the lives of all around him and there are truly no words to describe what he meant to his family and friends. Edgardo will be greatly missed but we rejoice knowing that he is in Heaven with his sister Cynthia and is no longer wheelchair bound.
Edgardo is our guardian angel whom we look forward to being reunited with in Heaven. Edgardo leaves behind his wife, Carissa Garcia; his service dog, Benji; his mother, Marcia Matute; his fathers, Hector Garcia and Daniel Martinez; his nephews, Fernando, Ricardo and Alejandro Garcia; niece, Denisse Garcia; father-in-law, Marlon Corwin; mother-in-law, Renee Corwin; sister-in-laws, Cristy Corwin Howard and Cadence Corwin; brother-in-law, Pete Howard; and many friends and family.
Our family invites you to share with us in the celebration of Edgardo's life on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Northside Church of God, 1505 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. and funeral at 11:00 a.m. Edgardo will be laid to rest at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, IN.
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
In honor of Edgardo's life, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078. Donations may also be given to Edgardo's film "Beneath" through First Merchants Bank, "Edgardo Garcia Matute Donation Account", 1701 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47304, for the movie "Beneath" to continue Edgardo's dream of completing his feature film.
Arrangements by Hendryx Mortuary New Palestine Chapel.
Online condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
As Edgardo said, in regards to "Filming life… we will all see it played out at the end of our lifetime… did we have a good roll?" Therefore, "Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1.