Kim A. Detwiler

26 November, 195114 July, 2020

Kim A. Detwiler, 68, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Parkview Randallia. Born November 26, 1951 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Marjorie Ruth (Powell) Detwiler and Ivan F. Detwiler, who survives and resides in Fort Wayne. A graduate of Concordia High School, Kim studied Performing Arts at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He started his performing arts career at the Purdue Indiana (PIT) Theatre in the early 70’s. Throughout his career he won multiple awards. In 1976, he performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Award of Excellence in a Major Role. He later became involved with the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre where he was the recipient of the 1987-88 Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Anthony Award for his “Outstanding Performance in a Major Role as Mozart” in Amadeus. In addition, he won three awards at the Fort Wayne Arena Dinner Theatre including the 2010-11 “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role of a Play”, 2013-14 “Best Supporting Actor In a Play”, and the 2014-2015 “Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role of a Play”. In the summer months, he would perform at the Black Hills PlayHouse in Sioux Falls, SD. Kim was an avid reader and avid Colt’s fan. He is survived by his sister, Kerry (Mark) Ruoff of Angola, Ind.; brothers, Kevin (Cindy Coronada) Detwiler of South Bend, Ind., and Mark (Suzanne) Detwiler of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; niece, Hannah Ruoff of Angola, Ind.; aunt & uncle, Sandra & Bob Berning of Bryan, Ohio; and two additional nieces and one additional nephew. Services will be held by the family at a later date. For online condolences, please visit .


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Gary Perdue

9 August 2020

WOW...what a shocker! 1st met Kim when I was in 4th grade (he was in 5th) when we lived a few blocks apart. Always had that great smile and boy, could he dance! He also gave staff at Concordia H.S. fits and I recall one time when he was told to get a hair cut so he came in the next day with a severe crew cut! A true one-of-a-kind character and thought of him often throughout the years thinking of a way to make things up to him.
He left a big hole in this world and his smile is forever etched in my soul. People like Kim don't come around very often...

Rest well...

Elvia Parra

3 August 2020

My sincere condolences to Kim's Family. Had not seen him for some time now but the Fun and Fond memories will be with me always. Rest In Peace Kim

Jill Swank

23 July 2020

Met him at age 19 working on BOYS IN THE BAND. He was the "gift." And, boy wasn't he? He was the 2nd most articulate, well-read, talented man I've ever known. My husband is the 1st most, and those 2 could talk, non-stop, for hours. Kim was such fine actor. He was a good friend for many years. Our sincere condolences to the family.

John Hornberger

22 July 2020

I first met Kim in in 71 brought together by my friend Rick and Kim’s friend Dan. I was so fortunate to have spent so much time with Kim along with other “Dear Friends” and acquaintances over the years. Our conversations would cover any number of subjects, but humor was the ever present fabric that held everything together. smiling
I was privileged to watch Kim on stage many memorable times, but for me, one role stands out in my mind. It was Kim’s Mercutio at the Civic. When watching a friend act, its natural to think that’s my buddy Kim on stage playing a part. That night tho, I was so transfixed by his Mercutio, that afterwards I realized that Kim had gone and only Mercutio had remained.
Dude! Thank you for your friendship Kim!
See you on the Fun Way

Jay Nicole

21 July 2020

Long memories of Kim. Was a classmate of his. He had a guitar and I had some drums and he knew a guy that could sing. We played in someone’s garage back in the mid ‘60s.
Kim was very talented with a great sense of humor.

Emily Bishton

20 July 2020

One of my first memories of Kim was in '71 or '72, watching and listening to him tear into an acoustic guitar version of Van Morrison's "Wild Night". To me, he always was and always will be a shining, shooting star, and like no other. I am lucky to have known him, and so glad we got to have some laughs together again last fall. Neowise ain't got nothin' on you Kim.

Jack L Davis

19 July 2020

Kim was a good friend since we hooked up with the”Bozos” at Concordia HS. I was privileged to share the stage with him at PIT & he was a joy to watch from the audience, as well.

Love and condolences to his entire family who always treated me like family whenever I visited

Laura Davis Hostetler

19 July 2020

Sincere condolences and love to the Family. Kim was quick with a quip and ready with a rejoinder while appreciating fully the same skill in others. His full-featured laugh was joy in itself.

His Joycean sense of absurdity made for fun evenings at Henry's and in our homes after hours. His deeply sensitive nature brought out trust in others such as my son who, near death, confided his fears only to Kim. Love and Godspeed, Dear Friend.

Tracee Zwick

18 July 2020

Well, why don’t we use this as a reason to touch base again? A gathering of those who loved and/or were loved by Kim could only be bettered by having him with us.....together, we could bring him back for a heartbeat. ❤️ and a million stories.

Dan Bishton

18 July 2020

Kim was my longtime inseparable best friend for years through adolescence and beyond. He was so bright, witty, articulate, and multi talented it was a privilege and joy to know him. Nobody could make me laugh more. Thank you Kim, for sharing so much of yourself with so many of us.


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