David W. Harriett, 75, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the home of his daughter in Bluffton. He was born Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1937, in Bluffton.
He married Heidi (Wiegmann) Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000 in Bluffton. Mr. Harriett retired from Phelps-Dodge in Fort Wayne as a computer programmer. David was a 1955 graduate of Pennville High School, a member of the Pennville Masonic Lodge where he received his 50 year pin in May, and a member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton.
He was an avid golfer where he had played many different courses in Indiana, Michigan and Florida. He enjoyed traveling and motorcycling, and he very much enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He had served in the United States Navy. He had formerly lived in Pennville and Bluffton.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Heidi (Wiegmann) Morthorst-Harriett of Columbia City; daughters, Lisa (Randy) Peeper of Bluffton and Lori (Jerome) Rauch of Greenwood; son, David (Angie) Harriett of Montpelier; stepsons, Alan (Erica) Morthorst of Fort Wayne and Nicholas Morthorst of Columbia City; brother, Tom (Mary Helen) Harriett of Knightstown; sister, Janice Quinn of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Justin Peeper, Ethan Harriett, Matt McAfee, Jake Ripperger, Spencer Rauch, Garrett Rauch, Jason Rauch and Jeremy Rauch; granddaughters, Lindsay Holmes and Leslee Peeper; great-grandson, Evan Rauch and great-granddaughters, Sierra Holmes and Maylee Holmes.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Sue (Raines) Harriett, who passed away Jan. 9, 1998; and his parents, Donald Moore and Sarah Maxine (Polley) Harriett.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the First Church of Christ at 909 W. Spring St., Bluffton Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Pennville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 7 p.m. with the Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hill - I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814. Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.