Dewitt Austin Latimer, 50, passed away Sunday, May 5, as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Norris.
Dewitt was born June 27, 1962 in Southern Pines, N.C., to Austin Charles Latimer and the late Alexia (Broughton) Latimer. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Clemson University and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mr. Latimer was the Chief Information Officer at Montana State University. He had formerly been the Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CIO at the University of Notre Dame. Dewitt was an active leader in his professional communities of EDUCAUSE and Internet2. He served on numerous committees and working groups advancing important initiatives. Dewitt was a highly regarded presenter and author on various technologies and consulted nationally and internationally. He recently joined both the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group as well as the NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium and was already making valuable contributions.
Over the years, Dewitt was also actively involved with his family and community. He helped in Boy Scouts, coached Mathcounts and multiple youth sports teams, loved skiing and woodworking and served on the Covington Shores Neighborhood Association as president.
On Dec. 17, 1988, Dewitt married Kim M. Hayden Latimer in Goose Creek, S.C. She survives him along with their four children: Kevin, 17, Steven, 16, Katie, 13, and Lauren, 10, all of Granger, Ind. Also surviving is his father, Austin C. Latimer and a sister, Marian Russell, both of Greenville, N.C.; a sister, Peggy Sarif, of Tijuana, Mexico, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Milton and Joyce Hayden of Granger.
Funeral services are set for Friday, May 10, at McGann Hay Funerals in Granger. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, Ind.
A local memorial in his honor will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 20, in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies, with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations to a scholarship fund set up for Dewitt's children may be made at: Old National Bank, 7030 Heritage Square Dr., Granger, IN 46530.
To send condolences to the family, go to www.McGannHay.com.
McGann Hay, Granger Chapel
13260 SR 23
Granger, IN 46530
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from May 10 to May 12, 2013