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Benjamin Tyler Caughey

March 25, 1975 — October 1, 2023


Benjamin Tyler Caughey

Benjamin Tyler Caughey passed away Sunday, October 1, 2023 in his home in Carmel, IN. 

Ben was born on March 25, 1975, in Morgantown, WV, a son of Robert and Marilyn Caughey. 

He is survived by his two children, Addison (17) and Grant (11) of Carmel, IN who live with their mother, Amy Nolan. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul and Daniel Caughey.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents who he loved deeply, and he greatly felt their loss since their passing in 2018 and 2019.

Ben grew up in Peoria, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois, with a BS in Education. After teaching for a year in Texas, he returned to the Midwest to earn his JD from Indiana University. Ben settled in Indianapolis after law school and had a long career as a bankruptcy attorney working mainly with corporate and small business clients. 

Ben will be remembered for his kindness, sharp mind, and playful and honest sense of humor. Ben enjoyed the relationships he had with family and friends and never stopped checking in on the people in his life. His friends in the legal community remember him as an accomplished attorney and recall his strong legal mind. 

The most important thing in Ben’s life was his family, especially his two children. He would light up when talking about his children, and his house was filled with pictures of them. He enjoyed the time he spent with them, and formed a strong bond of love and friendship with both that was evident for all to see. Ben did his best to love the people in his life and have a meaningful legal career, and to leave an impact.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A small family funeral will be held at First United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL, on November 4th. Ben will be buried at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, IL alongside his parents and his Caughey grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ben's memory may be made to the Camp Tecumseh YMCA in Brookston, IN in support of camperships, or to the First United Methodist Church Loaves and Fish Ministries in Peoria, IL.


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