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“Linda, Lori and Craig: So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Know he is with Sally again. Marcia Partridge ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Wonderful man ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jimmy Hansen - Auburn, AL

“Linda,Craig and Lori: we are so sorry for the loss of your dad but celebrate with you knowing he has gone home to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jim & Donna Ternet - Ossian, IN

“My last memory with Uncle be Richard was at Suzie's baby shower. He sat next to me by and said man you look like your mother. They are both in heaven...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joseph Andrews - Fort Wayne, IN

“Linda, Lori, Craig,and grandkids, I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing, we were all so lucky to have him in our lives. Our one place of...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: sreve weaver - ligonier, IN

“Lots of Memories with Smitty, and at Smitty's Lanes. Dick will be missed by all he worked with/around.Prayers for his soul, and prayers for the...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Tony Vining - Fort Wayne, IN

“We loved him and will miss him...God Bless all of his family ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Isenbarger/ Byrd - IN

Richard F. (Smitty) Schmitt, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in New Haven, IN to the late Linus and Cecelia (Ternet) Schmitt. Richard served honorably in the United States Army. He married Sally A. Ewing on July 22, 1961 and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2012. Richard proudly owned and managed Smitty's Bowling Lanes in Fort Wayne for 47 years, retiring in 1994. He was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Richard was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Surviving are his children, Linda M. (Ken) Isenbarger, Lori A. Schmitt, and Craig S. (Tammy) Schmitt; and grandchildren, Grant, Drew, and Megan Isenbarger. Richard was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert L. Schmitt. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, with calling one hour prior to the Mass. Visitation also from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday November 17, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 4:00 pm. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church Choir or 2019 U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey team in care of or AHIHA 9345 N Harding Evanston, IL 60203. To sign the online guestbook please visit,