COLUMBIA CITY – Paul “Pete” Wayne Hile, 45, Columbia City, passed away at 12:19 p.m. Aug. 6, 2014, in Columbia City.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Columbia City, to Paul H. and Bonnie J. Murphy Hile.
As a youth, he enjoyed hanging out with his buddies and playing the new creation of home video games on his Atari and Commodore. With the Commodore, he learned that he could write his own video games which sparked his interest in attending Ivy Tech for computer programming after graduation.
He graduated from Central Noble High School with the Class of 1987, where he was a member of the chess club. He had worked at various places including Scotts Grocery Store, Reelcraft Industries and Kroger. He grew up attending Big Lake Church of God and recently attended Columbia City Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed going to the library, playing on the computer, walking or riding his bike around town and loved Christmas time. He also was a car enthusiast, having owned a Pontiac Fiero and Chevy Corvette.  
Surviving are his parents; a brother, Mark M. Hile, Columbia City; a sister, Jennifer M. (and spouse Kenny) Button, Columbia City; six nieces; a nephew-in-law; two great-nieces; and the family dog, Buddy. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Zachary Jahn, in 1994 and grandparents, Delford and Marjorie Ebey Murphy and Harvey J. and F. Luella Smith Hile.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with Pastor Thomas Beers officiating. Burial is in Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Calling is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials to Whitley County EMS.  
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