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Wayne A. Smith, 96, of Bluffton passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born on December 24, 1920, a son of the late Galen and Lucille (Logan) Smith. He served as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He later worked 21 years as a semi-truck driver for Transport Motor Express before his retirement in 1981. Surviving family include his daughters, Pam (Don) Hoopengardner, Jean (Bob) Windmiller, and Lynne (Marty) Adam; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Don) Harkness; step-children, Kathy Peters, and Gary, Dennis, and Randy Kummer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his first wife, Rosemary; second wife, Claudine; and sisters, Alma Swank, and Nona Neuenschwander. Funeral service will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. Visitation will also be from 5-8 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.