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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Kathy Titus

Kathy Titus

Jerry Titus was always proud to have been born and raised in Warsaw. He was a 1966 graduate of Warsaw Community Schools and attended Ball State and IPFW (Indiana Purdue of Fort Wayne). He earned an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science in 1974 from Indiana College of Mortuary Science (Indianapolis). Jerry proudly served with the United States Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Warsaw's American Legion post 49 and a life member of its Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1126. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans. 

Jerry was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a life member and past president of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club. Jerry was a member of National Funeral Directors Association and the Indiana Funeral Directors Association.

He and his wife, Kathy, shared 5 children and 11 grandchildren. He enjoyed sporting events - especially motor sports where he had attended 50 Indianapolis 500 races and all of the NASCAR races run in Indianapolis. He enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, was a diehard Cub fan.

On October 4, 2017, Jerry Lewis Titus passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

Kathy is a 1972 graduate of Plymouth High School.  She also attended North Park College(University) in Chicago and earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Ancilla College in 1975.  She was blessed to be an at home mom teaching up to 34 piano lessons each week when her children were little/young.  As they got older and now living in Oldham County, Kentucky, Kathy fulfilled her dream of becoming a funeral director by attending Mid America College of Mortuary Science and was 1 of only 5 women in her class.  She graduated in February of 1990.

Kathy brings to their blended family 3 children:  John, Kristy and Kevin Trzcinski.  Over the years they would bless Kathy with 7 beautiful grandchildren to cherish.

She enjoys playing the piano; but most of all she loves time spent with family and friends at their cottage on Beaver Dam Lake.  Kathy is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she serves on the Administrative Board and participates in a Sunday school class.   

Kathy began her employment with Titus Funeral Home in October of 1990.  She is a member of Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and National Funeral Directors Association. 

Kathy is thankful for the opportunity to do what she can to help relieve some of the stress that comes with the loss of a loved one.


Cory Benz

Cory Benz

Cory Benz joined Titus Funeral Home in 2015 as a funeral director. He was raised on a farm just west of Fort Wayne and graduated from Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Indiana.

After graduating high school, Cory worked as a firefighter and EMT before going on to earn licensure as a paramedic in 2009. He worked with several area ambulance services including the former Multi-Township EMS in Warsaw. Having served many families in our community on the ambulance, he decided to fulfill a life-long goal by attending mortuary school to become a funeral director.  

It was while attending mortuary school in Indianapolis that Cory experienced the losses of both his mother and of his best friend.  This had a profound impact on him and “…opened my eyes to the grief which many families go through in their time of loss. Those losses generated an even greater desire in me to help others in similar situations.”

Cory is a Warsaw resident who enjoys time spent on Chapman Lake with family and friends. He holds associate degrees in Paramedic Science and Mortuary Science. He also holds certification as a crematory operator and is a licensed life insurance agent, allowing him to assist families with advanced planning of funeral needs.


Cory has served families in NE Indiana during all stages of life. He has a warm, kind personality and a natural affinity for providing compassionate care. 


Mark Sponseller

Mark Sponseller

Mark Sponseller joined the staff of Titus Funeral Home in 2017. As a licensed life insurance agent with more then 28 years of experience, he assists families with pre-planning their funeral needs. He feels very passionate about pre-planning and the benefits it affords those who pre-plan.

Mark and his wife, Susie reside on Barbee Lake. They have been married for more than 40 years and have four children and five grandchildren. 

"Advance Planning is a gift to your family financially and in peace of mind knowing that your wishes and desires are written down and kept on file at the funeral home," says Mark.


Larry Bair

Larry Bair

Larry Bair has been a resident of Kosciusko County for over 50 plus years and is married to the former Lee Ellen Wolford. They are the parents of two daughters, Laralee and Lisa and grandparents to six grandchildren. Larry and Lee Ellen are members of  First United Methodist Church of Warsaw. 

Larry retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons after 44 years of service. He also served on the Donnelly Club Board of Directors for several years. 

Larry served on the Warsaw Community School Board for 6 years, was a member and organizer of the Warsaw Adult Tiger Booster Club and is a member of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club. He also served several years on the American Red Cross Board and Silver Fox Homeowners Association Board. 

Larry is here to serve you and your family in your time at Titus Funeral Home.


Norm Benzing

Norm Benzing

Norm Benzing, Sr. is a 1960 graduate of Gilead High School and retired from Rochester Telephone Company. He spent several years as a volunteer fireman and as a reserve officer for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. 

Norm is married to Wendy (Bolinger) Benzing and has five sons, sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He and Wendy are members of The RUWM Church, Warsaw, and are very active with a local Haiti Mission Team. 

He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to Haiti with the mission team to visit their church school children. 

He is a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and is a Past Master. 

Norm serves in many ways, giving attention to the needs of those we serve.


John Firestone

John Firestone

John Firestone was born and raised in Warsaw. He is a Warsaw High School graduate just having celebrated his 50 year class reunion. He has have been a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

John went to International Business School and after 23 years of service retired from Falstaff Brewery. He then retired from Bertsch Vending after 19 years of employment.

He works part time at Titus Funeral Home and is here to assist in many ways.


Marjorie Vance

Marjorie Vance

Marjorie Vance was the organist for Bilby and Titus Funeral Home when Ned and Maryon Titus took ownership of the High Street location. She was their organist for about twenty years before moving from this area to follow her husband's employment, returning after his retirement.

When Jerry and Kathy Titus purchased Titus Funeral Home they called her to continue her music ministry with them. 

Music has always been a vital part of Marjorie's life and she tries to individualize the music for each family, hoping to bring a degree of comfort to their special situation.


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