NORTH MANCHESTER – Larry Edwin "Swi" Swihart, 78, of rural Silver Lake, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Kosciusko County, to Harold and Ruby Pyle Swihart.

Larry was a 1958 graduate of Silver Lake High School. He married Mary Ann Sutton at the LaFontaine Christian Church on April 3, 1966.

Larry owned and operated Swihart Trucking Co. many years. He served six years in the Army National Guard of Indiana. He was a member of the First Brethren Church in North Manchester.

Larry enjoyed collecting cars, trucks and farm tractors. He was a happy guy that loved people and did his own thing. Larry was officially "The Man."   

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Swihart of Silver Lake; two sons, Andy (Vicki Sasso) Swihart of Warsaw and Matthew (Jeannie Arnett) Swihart of Silver Lake; five grandsons: Austin Swihart of Roanoke, Va.; Alec Swihart, Aric Swihart and Aidan Swihart, all of Warsaw; and Keegan Swihart of Silver Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, with the Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

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Memorials to North Manchester First Brethren Church or American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.