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“Theresa - I did not know your dad, he sounds like a great guy. I am regretful for your lost, my prayers are with you.Russ ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Russ Neuman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Becky WeAre so sorry for your loss George and Julie Cadarette ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: George and Julie Cadarette - IN

“Phyllis, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sure going to miss him! Hugs, Dani, Becky, Sharon, Ashley, Amber, Katie, Kennedy...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Beverly Hass - Churubusco, IN

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4 of 11 | Posted by: Dwight Bridge - Lebanon, IN

“Phyllis, Rebecca, and Theresa, very sorry to hear of Kent's passing. I am several memories of interacting with him and he always showed how much he...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: David Dunten - Whitestown, IN

“Theresa, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: APRIL ROBB

“I am so sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort in this difficult...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Melinda Krontz - Columbia City, IN

“Theresa I'm so sorry for your loss...I will keep you and your family in my prayers.. Lynn Tyndall ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss, Kent was a great man. I enjoyed his laughter, sense of humor and kind spirit. He will be missed. Sincerely Mike and Jackie...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Michael and Jackie Clouse - IN

“I am so sorry for your loss Praying for you Kent and me always talked racing and Fortmeyets at the reunion ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brice Overman - Albion, IN

“My heart aches for the entire extended Swihart family. I'm told stories that I as a child I couldn't pronounce the "K" sound well and that I would...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra DeRose - Fort Wayne, IN

Kent D. Swihart, 83, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ned and Bertha Mildred Swihart. Kent graduated from Arcola High School in 1953. He was a US Army Veteran and served for 6 years. Kent worked as a Forklift Driver with International Harvester for 28 years, retiring in 1989. He delivered trucks for Kenworth Truck Dealers for 9 years; worked part time at Tom Kelley and 20 years as a clerk for Fort Myers Truck Stop. Kent was a longtime member of Lake Chapel United Methodist Church. Kent was an avid Nascar enthusiast and enjoyed attending local small track races. His other hobbies include playing euchre, traveling and camping with his extended family for over 43 years and attending his high school class reunions Kent also enjoyed working on his farm and mowing his yard. He was a man that simply loved life to the fullest. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Phyllis M Swihart of Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Rebecca Sue (James) Smith Theresa Marie (Allen) Miller, brother, Bruce (Ann) Swihart, sister, Linda Keller all of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Melissa (Jamie) Dobbs of Marion, IN; Joseph "Joey" (Sarah) Smith of Fort Wayne, IN. Kent was preceded in death by his brother, Kermit Swihart. Service is 10:00 am, Friday June 8, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road with calling one hour prior, with Pastor Harold Klinker officiating. Calling also Thursday, June 7, 2018, 2 - 4 & 6 pm - 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Lake Chapel United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. To sign the online guest book, go to