HARTFORD CITY – Dr. Dwight A. Garrett, 91, former Hartford City resident, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Heritage Pointe, Warren.
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Dwight was born on August 7, 1921, in Blackford County, the son of Ima and Verna (Dorton) Garrett.
He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1939. He graduated from Indiana University Dental School in June, 1946.
He served in the United States Navy as a Dental Surgeon with a rank of Lt.(JG).
After he was released from duty in July, 1948, he opened his dental office in Hartford City later that year. He practiced dentistry for 41 years, retiring July 1, 1989.
Dwight married Bernadene Brown on April 2, 1950.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hartford City, and held many offices in the church. He was very mission minded and served in Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi Delta and in Africa University, Zimbabwe and Recife, Brazil.
Dwight was a Boy Scout Leader for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bernadene "Bernie"; a son Roger (Irene) Garrett, of Lawrenceville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Penny Garrett; grandchildren, Troy (Stacey) Garrett, Tara Garrett and Mallory (Kevin) Koch; great-granddaughter, Delaney Garrett, three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister, Delight Weatherholt, a daughter, Janet Garrett Havely, a son, Jim Garrett, and a grandson, Matthew Havely.
A service to celebrate Dwight's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Trinity United Methodist Church, 303 N. Walnut St., Hartford City, with Pastor Dustin Jones officiating. Entombment will follow at Gardens of Memory, Muncie, with military rites by Delaware County Veterans Organization.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday, Feb. 2, one hour prior to the service.
The family prefers memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, 303 N. Walnut St., Hartford City, Indiana 47348.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are being handled by Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.
Published in Hartford City News Times from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2013