FORT WAYNE – Charles E. Hart passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Signature Healthcare, Bluffton.

He was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Warsaw, to Robert and Cynthia Coy  Hart.

His passions were horses and sports.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves, IU basketball and Dallas Cowboys fan. He refereed basketball and was a baseball and softball umpire.  

In his early years he worked at Gripco in South Whitley. After leaving Gripco, he was in real estate for a period of time and his most recent employment was with Nationwise Autoparts. He has spent the last 10 years in skilled nursing care.

He is survived by his son, Randy (Bobbi) Hart of Pierceton; daughters, Angie (Dale) Nine of Markle and Kim (Roger) Lezark of Winona Lake; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert and Jerry Hart of Fort Wayne; sisters, Gladys (John) Spreeman of Defiance, Ohio, and Shirley Brandt of Pikeville, Ky.; and his nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

The family will be receiving guests at Faith Lutheran Church, Roanoke, Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The family does not wish to receive any flowers.

Arrangements are by Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Fort Wayne.

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Memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, Tracey's Trailer, Kate's Kart, etc.