Harry Smith Berry

Harry Smith Berry, 80, of La Porte, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at his home, with his wife and family by his side. 


Harry was born in Valparaiso, IN, on May 20, 1940 to Jack Berry. 


On August 31, 1991 in La Porte, IN, he married Julie Wilhelm who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Scott Daily of La Porte, Brandi (Rich) Reinke of La Porte, Kurt (Kristen) Ulrich of La Porte, and Stephani (CJ) Bealor of La Porte; 7 grandchildren, Kyle, Klayton, and Reese Reinke, Taven and Tannen Ulrich, and Kiaya and Elora Bealor; best and most faithful companion, his little dog, Dottie; beloved dog, Big Boy Dunkin; special cat, Ms. Piggy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Berry.


Harry proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from March 1960 to November 1963.  He earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in 1962 and the Good Conduct Medal in 1963.


Harry was a counselor for 26 years at the Indiana State Prison.  He was a member of the First Church of God.


Harry enjoyed cars and woodworking.  For every family graduation and wedding, he would make a special, wooden card box for each child or couple.  His special, handcrafted gifts have left precious memories for his family.


Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.


A Celebration of Life Memorial Service with Full Military Honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at First Church of God with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating.


A time of visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.


Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Julie Berry, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.                                


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