David Lemar Howett, born April 3, 1940, in Yoe, Pa., to Elizabeth and Harold Howett, entered into Heaven on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the age of 80. His passing was from Warsaw’s Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center.
David’s life was characterized by his life verse I Peter 5:7: “Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.”
He was a 1958 graduate of Dallastown High School in Dallastown, Pa., and, upon graduation, enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was the chief cook for the officers and was honorably discharged from Beal AFB in Marysville, Calif., on Oct. 19, 1962.
David was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann Carmack on Aug. 14, 1964. The pair shared nearly 56 years together before his Sunday evening passing. David graduated from Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music in 1966 and the pair moved to Winona Lake where David attended Grace College, graduating in 1969. He went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Saint Francis in 1973 while teaching social studies, a career he began shortly after graduation from Grace College.
David taught for Warsaw Community Schools from 1969 until his retirement in 2002. His involvement in the community he grew to love went well beyond the classroom as he was also a scorekeeper at basketball games for more than 30 years. He often worked in the concession stand during football games and was respected by his students.
While teaching, he also owned his own part-time business, David’s Cabinet and Service Shop. Upon retiring, he continued his cabinet business. He was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he served as choir director, men’s Bible study teacher, deacon and for 20 years as church treasurer.
Blessed with many loving friends and an adoring family, David’s survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Howett; children: Liza (Chris) DeGarmo, of Austin, Texas; LaDawn (Perry) Heinhold, of Kouts; Nate (Dawn) Howett, of Warsaw; and Noel (Angie) Howett, of Warsaw. He is also survived by seven granddaughters; five grandsons; brothers, Robert (Sue) Howett and George Howett; and sister, Ruth Jo Powers.
A Life Celebration® is scheduled with Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, where visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral service, officiated by Pastor Layne Sumner, will be held in the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. with a second visitation for one hour prior. Burial will follow in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the David Howett Memorial Scholarship funds with envelopes available at Titus Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left via the funeral home’s website at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.