Mark Jerome Smith, age 56, of rural Kendallville, died unexpectedly June 27, 2021 at his residence. Mark was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Howard John Smith and Roberta Jean (Coffey) Smith. He graduated from Dekalb High School in 1982 and was employed in the past as a plumber. He married Rebecca Kay Werts on September 9, 1989 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Mark loved hunting, fishing, farming and raising cattle. When he was younger, he loved working alongside his dad on their farm in Dekalb County.
Wife, Becky Smith of Kendallville.
Daughter, Ruth Smith of Kendallville.
Brother, Thomas and Esther Smith of Dowagiac, Michigan.
Brother, Timothy and Margaret “Meg” Smith of Wolcottville.
Brother, Michael and Kathy Smith of St. Joe.
Sister, Christine Smith of Kendallville.
Sister, Catherine and Mark Runion of Fishers.
Sister, Mary and Michael Troyer of Hicksville, Ohio.
Sister, Rita Cornett of Eaton, Ohio
Brother, Matthew and Jessica Smith of Kendallville
Many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 4:00–8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1098 County Road 39, Waterloo, Indiana 46793 with visitation an hour prior to the funeral mass. Fr. Vincent Joseph will officiate the mass.
Burial will follow the mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Smith family.
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