David A. Smith, age 79, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 6:49 pm on Saturday June 19, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on October 27, 1941 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Walter Z. and Dorothy E. (Kropp) Smith.
He was a Noble County resident since 1968, moving from Illinois. He graduated from Downers Grove High School, in Illinois, with the Class of 1960. He then proudly served in the United States Army from 1960-1963. On September 10, 1960, he married Sandra J. Meyer in Lombard, IL. He retired from Nipsco, Fort Wayne, in 1998 with 29 years of service. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, GWRRAMZ, American Legion, Pierceton, and Legion Riders. David also was a member of Safe Action Force Eyes (SAFE), in Marion County, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Smith of Columbia City; daughters, Barbara J. (Barry) Craig of Columbia City, Debra S. (Mark) Miller of IN, and Michelle L. (Ronald) Wilson of Kimmell; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister Susan Bennett, and granddaughter Melissa Pletcher.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Thursday June 24, 2021 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services for David will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.
Memorials may be given in memory of David to Disabled American Veterans.
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