Peaceful 09

Brent A. Harris

February 15, 1967 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 52)


Brent A. Harris, 52, of Fishers, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.  He was born on February 15, 1967 to James and Sharon (Michaud) Harris in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Brent began his career at Roche as a scientist in Research and Development. After graduating from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Brent joined the Roche Intellectual Property Law Department, where he had many adventures as a Patent Lawyer.  Brent directed Roche’s patent litigation, was promoted to Assistant General Patent Counsel, and rose to the Head of Global Patent Operations.  He loved his career and his colleagues.

Growing up, Brent was active in Boy Scouts.  He loved music, playing trombone in the Marching 100 at IU, and bass guitar on the church worship team since he was 19.  Brent was a big IU, Colts, and St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He loved all water sports, vacationing on Coldwater Lake, traveling, and photography.  Most of all, Brent loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan (Hough) Harris, who he met at IU; mother, Sharon Harris; children, Elaina Harris, Gretchen Harris, and Alec Harris; sister, Jill (Jeff) Schwarz, and their children, Madison & Andrew; sister, Amy (Mark) Welker, and their children, Mia & Mack; mother-in-law, Sandra Hough; father-in-law, James Hough; siblings-in-law, Mike & Kathy Malone, and their children, Patrick & Sam; and siblings-in-law, Paul & Andrea Hough, and their children, Evan & Eleanor.

Brent was preceded in death by his father, James Harris.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Grace Church - Fishers, 12450 Olio Road, in Fishers.  Services will be held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the church, with Pastor Kevin Roth officiating.   Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Hope, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800 #119, Noblesville, IN 46060, or online at; or, Grace Church - Fishers, 12450 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037.


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November 20, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grace Church - Fishers
12450 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037

Funeral Service
November 21, 2019

3:30 PM
Grace Church - Fishers
12450 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037


Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
9700 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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