Larry Eugene Schmidt, 78, Leesburg, passed away at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at his home. He was born on Sept. 1, 1941, in Muncie to Edgar and Grace (Bird) Schmidt.
He graduated from Royerton High School in Royerton and attended Ball State University in Muncie. He was married on Dec. 21, 1962, in Muncie, to Cecelia P. Gooding, who survives. He retired from Broderick Company in Muncie after 20 years and lived most of his life in the Muncie area before moving in 1988 to Leesburg.
He attended Waterford Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN.
He is survived by his wife: Cecelia Schmidt, Leesburg; daughter, Jilene (Stacy) Tobin, Leesburg; son, Edward (Lisa) Schmidt, New Paris; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Sherry) Schmidt, Pierceton; sister, Carolyn Manger, North Webster.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn McGungill.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and C.R. 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the funeral home with Pastor Terry Zehr of the church officiating. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery Chapel, 10703 N. St. Rd 3, Muncie.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Waterford Mennonite Church, 65975 State Road 15, Goshen, IN 46526. To send condolences to the family in memory of Larry Schmidt, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com