David Charles Bain, 78, of Humboldt, Kansas, passed away on August 21, 2023. Born on April 13, 1945, to Frank Delbert and Glanetta Bernice (Wilhite) Bain in Humboldt, KS. David was a beloved member of the community.
David was a man of many interests. He had a deep love for reading and dedicated time as a volunteer with the Humboldt School System "Youth Friends" program for several years. He spent three-week vacations exploring the West Coast and venturing north to Oregon and Washington. His sense of adventure and curiosity for new places brought him great joy. On his return trips, David would often stop in Amarillo, Texas to visit his sister, Kay, and her friends Janiece and Melvin.
After graduating from Humboldt High School in 1963, David's professional journey began at Young's Welding in Chanute Kansas where he worked as a welder.
David served in the US Army from 1964 to 1970. He was stationed in Germany for 18 months. While there he worked as a truck driver, which contributed to his love of traveling to new places.
David returned to work at Young’s Welding while he continued his education at Neosho County College, graduating in 1979. David then chose to spend more time traveling by delivering campers for Nu-Way Campers of Chanute Kansas. After many more miles on the road, he settled back at Young’s Welding, this time his dedication and expertise led him to become a CMC Programmer, a role he held until his retirement.
David will be remembered fondly by his family, friends, and neighbors in Humboldt.
He leaves behind his sister, Ann Bain-Bevins, as well as his granddaughters, Kasey and Randi, and great-grandchildren, Natalie, Avery, Margaret, and James. He also had many cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. David was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kay Frances (Bain) Davis, half-brother Jack Byers, and his daughter, Darci Lynne Harding.
David will be remembered as a kind-hearted individual who loved to read, travel, and contribute to his community. His military service and successful career showcase his commitment and dedication. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
We would like to express our gratitude to the people of Humboldt, KS for showing David such compassion.
A celebration of life will be held September 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Mt Hope Cemetery in Humboldt Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Humboldt Animal Shelter in David’s honor.
Services are under the guidance of Wickham Family Funeral Home 500 North Forest Ave. Chanute, KS. 66720.