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 PUBLISHED JANUARY 4, 2012

 

 David Wells Whitton

 November 10, 1944 – December 25, 2011

 

David Wells Whitton, 67, of South Bend, formerly of New Castle, died Dec. 25 at Sanctuary of Holy Cross Health Care Facility in South Bend.

He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in New Castle, a son of Roy P. and Norma Louise Whitton.

Mr. Whitton graduated from Greenfield High School and Ball State University and attended I.U. Law School in Indianapolis. He was an attorney with Renfro and Whitton Law Office and later with Whitton and Lansinger Law Office. He was elected prosecutor for two terms in Henry County. He was appointed by the governor as circuit court judge, and served as public defender and assistant prosecutor in Henry County and as an assistant prosecutor for St. Joseph County. Mr. Whitton attended Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in New Castle.

Survivors include his parents, Roy P. (wife, Kay) Whitton of Lake Placid, Fla.; his mother, Louise Whitton of South Bend; his wife, Almeda Steele Whitton of South Bend; daughter Abigail (husband, Murray) Weaver of South Bend; son David Michael (wife, Amy Fox) Whitton of Saline, Mich.; one brother, Matthew Roy (wife, Judy) Whitton of Greenfield; and five grandchildren, Evelyn and Ian Weaver and Mark, Adam and Jason Whitton.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Bill Wells; and his grandparents, Louise and Clarence Wells and Ovid and Marie Chambers.

Visitation and funeral services were Dec. 29 at Marcum Community Funeral Home in New Castle with Pastor Janice Sutter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherds Door Food Pantry in New Castle.