John H. Heiney

Retired Partner
In Memoriam

Born January 15, 1934, and raised in Huntington, Indiana, John Heiney attended Indiana University from 1951-1955, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, then attended Indiana University Law School from 1955-1958, graduating with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.

While at Indiana University, John was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 1951-1955 and its president from 1954-1955; vice president of the Inter-Fraternity Council from 1954-1955; manager for the Indiana University basketball team from 1951-1953; member of the Student Foundation; and Steering Committee and Chairman of the Organized Party from 1954-1955.

Among his finest memories while in Bloomington was working for Dean of Students Herman B. Wells, the 11th President and Chancellor of Indiana University who was pivotal in the transformation of Indiana University into a world-renowned educational institution. Mr. Wells is also credited with the desegregation of Indiana University in the late 1950s.

John was a practicing attorney and partner at the firm for over 50 years. His practice centered on complex estate planning services and business succession planning. He was a member of the Allen County, the Indiana State, and American Bar Associations. A loyal Indiana University alumnus, John was a member of the Alumni Association, Varsity Club, Hoosier Hundred, and Well House Society.

John was also past president of the Allen County Varsity Club, Allen County Alumni Association, Wildwood Park Community Association, Orchard Ridge Country Club, past director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and lifelong member of the Fort Wayne Quest Club. He was also the author of Fifty Years of Fine Music, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and editor of The Quest of Fort Wayne.