David Lee Wolfe, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 at his home. Born August 21, 1964 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Richard L. Wolfe and Suzanne (Runge) Wolfe.
He grew up at Old Lake in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1983. He went on to earn an Associates and two Bachelor's degrees over his career. David worked for Dana from 1994-2006. He was a proud, talented musician and vocalist, playing with numerous bands throughout the years. He also owned his own web design business, Whitewolfe Productions.
He is survived by his loving soulmate, Michelle Carlson, of Fort Wayne; daughters, Alexandria Wolfe, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Cassandra Carlson, of Bradenton, Florida; father and step-mother, Richard and Phyllis Wolfe, of Columbia City; siblings, Michael (Deborah) Wolfe and Barbara (Robert) Starr, all of Columbia City; step-siblings, Christy Reynolds-Miller, Marty Reynolds, Steve Reynolds and Kate Reynolds; grandson, Cooper; nieces and nephews, Crystal Wolfe, Ben Wolfe, Michele Sutherland, Abigail Harvey and Ross Harvey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Wolfe in 2000; and an infant sister, Michele Ann Wolfe.
Per David's request, there will be no formal visitation. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Arrangements with DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
I kinda been on the sidelines with everything watching, also when everything went down I know I wasn’t the best daughter I was a mess, and so oblivious of what was going around me... everything still doesn’t seem real to me, and I still have a lot of numb feelings towards all this, but dad I heard your voice today while watching your videos on YouTube, and I just completely broke into pieces. Hearing your voice reminded me of all the stuff we’ve been thru all the ridiculous jokes you would say, and how you always called me Brat (which was very true I was the biggest brat ever, but you handle my attitude very well) I know I may have dropped off the face of the Earth, but I hope you are being my Guardian Angel watching me as you see how many people I’m surrounded by that love me, I hope your watching me become the best version of myself as I make the world my b**** lol. I also hope you smile, and say to yourself, “She’s a Wolfe” when I’m being my upfront self. It kills me to know that I won’t have you by my side when I walk down the aisle, and you can’t give me away to the “man of my dreams” and it really pains me that you won’t be able to hold your first grandchild, (when I decide to have children) and you can’t be there to teach them anything about music when they start making nonsense noise. You made me into the person I am, and I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me how to be patient, I know it wasnt easy. I watched you be very patient with me, and helped my fight my demons. We have been thru a lot, and I’m glad that I was able to go thru with it with you. You’re a amazing human being, and I just hope you’re watching me making you proud. I love you
I've waited a few weeks to write this, hoping that the pain of losing you would ease a bit. Not sure my life will ever be the same without you by my side. I will miss your rambling jokes, stupid puns, listening to you practice, making plans for our travels, looking into your eyes each night, and telling you how much I love you. I never doubted your love as you showered me with it daily.
I'd like to think I'm a better person because of you. I am so blessed to have had you in my life. I take comfort in knowing we will be reunited again my love.
Rest in peace Dave I have great memories of growing up at Old Lake when your mom used to baby sit for us. You always had a smile and a gift for music. Fly high my friend and to your family you are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the tough days ahead. Fly high and kiss your mom for me :)
I met David when we were just little kids.
We learned to somewhat skate at a roller skating party years ago.
Oh what fun we had. Not knowing how to skate but pulled ourselves around and around that rink all night long.
I heard Dave sing on stage. Wow he was really good at what he did.
You will be missed Dave.
Till we meet again my friend.
I'll never forget the day we met . That smile lit up the entire room . You never called me by my first name the only person I've ever met that called me Marie. You are a beautiful soul David and I know you are smiling down on every concert playing around the world. I remember one day you told me that you are one of Gods favorites... and I've never forgotten because I believed you and I still do. As I am so heart broken over this. I pray you are resting in peace and all of your pain has gone . Sweet dreams David ...
Always Marie xoxo
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories
of David Lee Wolfe, CCHS Alumni Class of 1983.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers
to David's family.
Good friend, great memories, never a dull moment.
Sorry for your loss Mike & Barbie
When we were growing up, you were always my little shadow. But as time passed it was obvious we had different skills. Mine more mechanical, yours more musical.
Sometime in my early teens a family friend gifted me a electric guitar with an amp built into the case. I played around with it for a few weeks. Set it aside and forgot about it until you asked to use it.
Later you mastered it, and this set you on the path to become consummate entertainer you later became. I take no credit, always enjoyed your skill on each and every instrument you continued to learn and master. Your vocalist and song writing accomplishments are legend around the home base in NE Indiana.
I was never more proud of you then when I saw you do one man band gigs. And made the room sound like an entire orchestra was backing your vocals.
Sleep in peace little shadow.
Love Ya David
My brother. I had the greatest time playing with you. You were a great friend and I will always miss you. Till we meet again.
God's Rest and Peace, Dave. So saddened to hear of his passing; such a great guy who will be terribly missed. These days on Earth so brief; May you rest Eternally in the Arms of God, buddy.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to all Dave's family and loved ones. May you find comfort in the hope of seeing him again one day.
Thanks for being a awesome friend.
I will Always have the memories of the fun a fantastic time we had back in the day right out of school. It was a true gift and honor knowing you. May you rest in peace my friend.
I haven't had the privilege of meeting David's father or his siblings but I did want to express my sympathy to them. He was always quick to give me a hug when I saw him and my dear niece Michelle. And he shared my love for cats which endeared him to me all the more. I love music and I know what he did as well. I am hoping that somebody has a video or recording of him playing his guitar and singing so I can have the privilege of hearing it. I am glad that he is no longer suffering. Right now he may be visiting with his mother who went on before. Love you David! You were a great soulmate to Michelle and I know you enjoyed Cassie and Cooper!
Bless you and your journey, David. You were and are a good man, good friend, and a fellow musician. All of us will miss you, friend. Gods peace and love be with you❤️🙏
My deepest sympathy to the family and the many people touched over the years. I am sad that he is gone, but I am glad he is feeling no pain. My thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in the grieving process and focusing on the great memories that David made with you.
My loving thoughts and prayers are with you all....David is gonna be greatly missed, he was loved by so many people....Rest in Peace buddy!!
Shalom David , Always a smile .
Thank You for all you taught me on guitar , but more our talks on life .
The Martin on the wall is the twin to yours , I smile when I think about walking into Sweetwater and purchasing them .
Shalom David , Always a smile . Thanks for what you taught me on the guitar , and more so life . The Martin's we purchased together have even more meaning.... Peace
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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