DeWAYNE COMPTON, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Born Feb. 2, 1940, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Elmer L. and Mabel D. (Linde man) Compton. He married Sandra L. Grothaus on Oct. 18, 1958; she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2010. DeWayne was a retired fireman with the Fort Wayne Fire Department following more than 20 years of service. Survivors include his daughters, Deborah (Ralph) Koontz of New Haven, Rebecca (David) Kline of New Haven and Martha (Mike) Lauer of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; brother, Robert (Nancy) Compton of Fort Wayne; sister, Phyllis Dull of Fort Wayne; and brother, Roger (Carol) Compton of Decatur. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lorin Compton.