Larry Edwin “Swi” Swihart, 78, 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.
He was a 1958 graduate of Silver Lake High School. He married Mary Ann Sutton at the LaFontaine Christian Church on April 3, 1966. He owned and operated Swihart Trucking Company 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. He enjoyed collecting cars, trucks, and farm tractors. He was a happy guy that loved people, and did his own thing. He was officially “The Man.”
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Swihart of Silver Lake; two son: 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 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 4, at First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore St., North Manchester, with Rev. Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County. Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorials are North Manchester First Brethren Church or American Diabetes Association.