Jerold L. (Jerry) Witte

  • Died: April 8, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jerold L. "Jerry" Witte, 70, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was born on December 11, 1948, a son of the late Ferdinand and Georgia (Roemke) Witte. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked at John Deere in Woodburn and later at Dana Corporation as a machine operator for 31 years before retiring. He was a member at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, Knights of Columbus, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He enjoyed spending his time riding his motorcycle and helping other people fix things. The family would like to thank the HBPC team from the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne for his loving and compassionate care. Surviving family include his wife, Carol Witte; children, Todd (Patti) Witte, Angela (Nathan) Bryan, Ryan (Amber) Witte, Emily Witte; seven grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, and five step great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his step mother, Virginia Witte; and siblings, John Witte, Karen Stark, and Vivian Guenin. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven with visitation half hour prior. Visitation will also be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Rd., Fort Wayne with a vigil service at 3:45 p.m. Burial will be in St John's Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials should be made to Masses or to HDSA Center of Excellence at Indiana University, 355 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or online at Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family on the passing of Jerry. He and your family are in my thoughts and prayers~Matt Connelly

Posted by A friend   April 12, 2019

We are sorry for the loss of Jerry. Blessings and Prayers.

Posted by Greg and Melissa Wiehe - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   April 11, 2019

I haven't seen Jerry for years but always remembered him when we would visit my Uncle Chris and Aunt Edna on the farm! He was always very nice! So sorry for the family and prayers for your loss!

Posted by Lisa Leeper - Grabill, IN   April 11, 2019

Jerry Witte Family: May Jerry Rest in Peace, Memory Eternal.
George and Donna Gosheff

Posted by A friend   April 11, 2019

So sorry to learn of the passing of a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We attended school together throughout our formative years, and he will be sorely missed by all of his classmates. May God grant the family comfort and consolation.

Posted by Neil and Sharon Ehle - NEW HAVEN, IN   April 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.

Posted by Lowell Roemke - Tempe,, AZ - Friend   April 10, 2019

To the family of Jerry Witte, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a classmate and we had a lot of good times back in the day. Jerry will be missed by many!

Posted by Roger Stopher - Leo, IN   April 10, 2019

Prayers for the family.

Posted by Marna Davis - Huntertown, IN - Classmate   April 10, 2019

Todd Patti and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patty

Posted by Patty Heeren - Ft. Wayne, IN - Friend   April 10, 2019

I work with Todd and Dana. Todd has always treated me with honesty and respect. I attribute that to the way Jerry raised Todd. My condolences to the entire Witte family and deepest sympathy to Todd and Patti.....Gods Blessings

Posted by Jerry Girardot - Columbia City, IN - Family Friend   April 10, 2019

To Jerry Witte family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and [prayers are with you. God Bless.

Posted by Caryn Fowler - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   April 10, 2019


Dear Carol and family, my heart breaks for you all! Jerry was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and a wonderful friend! We had some wonderful and special time together... I remember when we moved in across the street and our family and your family became family! I remember Jerry coming home from work and he made sure he took all the kids a ride in the back of his truck.. My kids will always remember all the things he did for them and he was always there for them, I will cherish all the memories we all had with Jerry and family... Oh and I cant forget when we all would have cookouts at my house and everyone would get on the 3 wheeler and ride in the field and wood... I can go on and on! Heaven got another Angle and he will always be in our hearts.. R.I.P. my dear friend till we meet again... God be with you all during this sad time... Love you all . Love RJ, Vicky and family !

Posted by Vicky Jamili - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   April 10, 2019

My heart is breaking for you. I wish I was there to be with you like you were for me at mom's funeral but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all. Janie

Posted by Janie Losher - Orange Park, FL - Friend   April 10, 2019

One night I was in the EM Club in Can Tho, Vietnam and someone slapped me on the back and said "I'd know that voice anywhere". It was Jerry, we were in the same high school class together and it was a great time seeing him half way around the world. He was in the Cobra outfit across the flight line from the Huey group I was in.

My condolences to all of his family members.



Posted by Oriean Clayton - Tecumseh, MI - Classmate   April 10, 2019

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Jerry's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2019

Shared a lot of laughs with Jerry. Rest in peace Jerry. Tom & Deb Gerbers

Posted by Tom Gerbers - Hamilton, IN - Classmate   April 10, 2019

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