Benjamin Jacob Rogers, 22, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Indianapolis. Born on June 26, 1991, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles K. and Julie A. (McCarty) Rogers.
Benjamin graduated from New Palestine High School in 2009. He received a Firefighter Level 2 certification in Fire Science from Ivy Tech and was currently a senior at IUPUI studying Construction Management.
Benjamin worked for Marsh Supermarkets in Greenfield and New Palestine for 3 years, where he was promoted to Frozen Foods Manager in August of this year. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Sugar Creek Township Fire Department. He was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association and attended Brookville Road Community Church in New Palestine. Benjamin was an extremely talented musician, who loved playing the guitar, piano, and trumpet and was a bugler in Boy Scouts. His athletic interests included soccer, football, cross country, track, diving, and basketball.
Surviving Benjamin are his parents, Charles and Julie Rogers of New Palestine; sister, Rachel and brother-in-law Ryan Pyles of Greenfield; brother, Charles “Joey” Rogers of Indianapolis; and grandparents, Mary and Larry McCarty of New Palestine, and Marjorie Rogers of Terre Haute.
His grandfather, Charles C. Rogers, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m.on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 U.S. 52, New Palestine. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Hubert Nolen will be officiating. Friends and family will meet at the church on Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. for a funeral procession to New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, where burial will take place.
Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Palestine Volunteer Fire Department, 3545 S. 600 W., New Palestine, IN 46163. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org.