Michael Walter Smith, 66, died on July 23, 2012, at home. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio, later moving to Columbia City. He served two years in U.S. Army.
He worked for Indiana Michigan Power as a draftsman for over 30 years. Later he worked for the City of Columbia City until his retirement.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 44 years, Wanda Smith of Columbia City; two children, Kurt Smith of Fort Wayne and Kami (Nicholas) Hamilton of Fort Wayne; one sister, Connie (Richard) Steinbacher of Fort Wayne and three grandchildren, Jaylen, Andrew and Brooklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Ruth Smith; brother, Robert Smith and son, Andrew Smith.
A celebration of Mr. Smithâ€™s life will be held Aug. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morches Park Pavillion in Columbia City.
Donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice in memorial of Mr. Smith, 4970 E. Smith St., Columbia City, IN 46725.
Arrangements are being made by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 4602 Newaygo Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808.