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Nathaniel "Nate" Drue Harmon

June 14, 2000 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 21)


Nathaniel Drue “Nate” Harmon, 21, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away June 3, 2022. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 14, 2000, Nate was the youngest child of Lonnie and Heather (Certain) Harmon Jr.

After graduating from William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina in 2019, Nate moved back to North Manchester. A patient, selfless, thoughtful and gentle soul, Nate possessed a keenness for the outdoors, which he learned from his grandmother, Sarah Rettig. During his time in North Carolina, he loved going down to the pier and beach to catch blue crabs. Nate was adventurous and loved riding jet skis and 4-wheelers, mountain climbing, and hiking. He was a licensed scuba diver and loved seeing what most will never see in their life underwater. Nate had a huge heart and loved all wildlife, especially snakes and lizards, and he even had a pet tarantula and iguana that he brought home from Florida.

Nate was quiet and preferred to stay out of the spotlight. He was truly gifted at gaming, ranking highly in the world in Minecraft, Rainbow 6 Siege, and Fortnite. A Major League Baseball player even took Fortnite lessons from Nate. He was also especially talented at art, always striving to be as good as his big sister, who he admired.  While living in North Carolina, Nate became a gifted cook as well, always helping his dad cook, often getting creative with the recipes.

Nate loved his family more than anything and was a homebody who preferred being around those closest in his inner circle. From helping his grandparents, Lonnie and Rachel Harmon Sr., to skeet shooting with his dad and stepdad, he was at peace wherever he was as long as his family was nearby. During his time of living with his mom, he loved their time playing boardgames and hanging out together. Some of his favorite times were boating and fishing with his mom.

The loving memory of Nathaniel Drue “Nate” Harmon will be forever cherished by his father, Lonnie Harmon Jr., North Manchester; mother and stepfather, Heather and Chris Rager, Fort Wayne; sister, Laycee (Eddie) Mendez, Port Saint Lucie, Florida; niece, Layla Mendez; nephew, Lincoln Mendez; grandparents, Lonnie and Rachel Harmon Sr., North Manchester; Carol Certain, Fort Wayne; and aunts, Sonja (Evan) Grotemat, Fort Wayne, Shelly (James) Cassell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shawna (Steve) Shane, Fort Wayne, Molly (Tim) Angsten, Tinley Park, Illinois; uncle Barry (Lisa) Benson, Fort Wayne; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nate was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sarah Rettig and Ronald Certain; aunt, Bennetta Lynn Harmon; and one of his favorite dogs, Champ.

The family is having a private memorial service. A celebration of Nate’s life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to honor Nate’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Daniel’s Place, 113 West Main Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center, 6170 South 650 East, Pierceton, Indiana 46562.

The family of Nate Harmon has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Daniel's Place
113 West Main Street, North Manchester IN 46962

Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center
6170 South 650 East, Pierceton IN 46562

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