March 14, 1962 ~ June 16, 2018

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Philip Harding Carey, 56, of Indianapolis, passed away in his home on Saturday June 16. He was born in Teaneck, N.J., and moved with his family to Indianapolis in 1973. He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and earned a degree in electrical engineering technology from IUPUI.

Phil worked as an engineer in various fields for 27 years, most recently as a design engineer for Reading Bakery Systems in Indianapolis. Previously, he worked as a systems engineer for Kaman Fluid Power and as an electrical engineer for Thomas L Green & Co.

Phil was passionate about Harley-Davidsons. He owned several Harley-Davidson bikes, but stopped riding in 2014 after a serious accident. In contrast, he loved and doted over numerous Boston terriers leaving behind — Frank, Bean, and Daisy.

Phil is survived by Linda Carey (Coleman), his wife of 20 years. In addition to his wife, Phil is survived by his father, Joseph “Joe” Carey, Indianapolis; brothers Stephen “Steve” Carey, Blanchester, OH, and Andrew “Drew” Carey (Reed Drake), Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Harding Carey.

Phil married in his thirties and took on the role of loving stepdad to Linda’s children Brent Oertel, Indianapolis, and Kelly Henderson (Scott), Indianapolis. He loved playing with his grandkids, Brent’s sons Bryce and Austin Oertel, and Kelly’s children, Paige and Wyatt Henderson. He is also survived by his brothers’ son — nephew Matthew (Steve) .

Memorial contributions may be made in Phil’s honor to the Miracle Ride Foundation, Inc ℅ Inc ℅ PSW 9775 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46256, or the Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the funeral home with a graveside service immediately following at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers.

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  1. Linda and family
    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
    Melanie Frieszell

  2. Linda – I am so sorry to hear about Phill. You are in my prayers. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you need to talk.
    Sonya Tucker

  3. Linda and family/friends of Phil,
    My deepest sympathies are expressed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish all of the time and memories you have shared together.
    May the support of your family & friends give you the strength get through this hard time!
    Amy Temarantz

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