Dakota Lee Smith, 33, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Fort Wayne.
He was born in Fort Wayne on March 18, 1989 to Larry E. and Becky L. (Howe) Smith of Auburn.
Dakota was operations manager for Maxi Salt in Fort Wayne.
He was a DeKalb High School graduate and loved to play Basketball. He helped coach at three different High Schools, DeKalb, Prairie Heights and Garrett. He loved anything sports, especially IU Basketball, the Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts.
Dakota was a member of County Line Church of God.
Survived is his parents, Larry and Becky Smith of Auburn; brother, Dylan Smith of Denver, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Bailee and Logan Schilling of Colorado Springs, CO; grandparents, Keith and Janice Smith of Butler, Gary and Bente Howe of Coldwater, MI and Judy Lyon of Battle Creek, MI; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and great cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2022, at County Line Church of God, 7716 N. County Line Road, Auburn, IN 46706.
Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn.
Calling is Sunday from 2 - 6 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, and also 1 hour prior to the service Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials can be given in memory of Dakota to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or to the family to help with expenses, https://gofund.me/be1e1b5a.
To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.