Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home

120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN


Matthew "Matt" David Smith

7 June , 199118 October , 2019

Matthew (Matt) David Smith passed away due to natural causes October 18th, 2019 in Well’s County. He was born June 7th, 1991 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Matt graduated from Norwell High School in 2010 and was a participant in wrestling and track. Matt was a student at Ivy Tech and IPFW, an avid bicyclist and enjoyed studying history. Surviving are his brothers, Robert J. Smith and Jonathan A. Smith who reside in Indianapolis; parents, Robert C. and Sandy Smith of Ossian; aunt and uncle, Sandra and Carl Fisher from Bluffton; grandfather, Robert E. Smith of Onalaska, Wisconsin; and step grandmother, Yvonne Smith. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the family. Arrangements are by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian, IN 46777.


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Matthew "Matt" David Smith

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Betty & Ed Maloney

23 October 2019

So sorry for your loss. Praying for the Lord's peace through this difficult time.

Jason Isch

21 October 2019

I recently ran into Matt at a "Foundations" meeting in downtown Bluffton. I myself was a 2009 Norwell graduate, and it had been at least 10 years since seeing him last. The evening itself was quite impactful as I spoke with a brave man who had battled health issues at a time in life when few deal with similar issues. It was awesome to see a peace in Matt that few possessed and to also learn some very profound perspectives on life. I didn't know Matt very well whether at Norwell or in the past 10 years, but that one evening in Bluffton will certainly leave a lasting impression and a level of respect I have for him. Please know that I will be praying for your family and hope to share a few more memories in heaven with him someday.

Christine Bailey

20 October 2019

Im so sorry I worked with him at McDonald's in Bluffton he was a great guy he will be miss by all of the McDonald family