Steven D. Platt, 73, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Parkview Randallia Supportive Care.
Mr. Platt was a 1965 graduate of Union High School and a 1974 graduate of Huntington (College) University where he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2018. He is Indiana’s all-time collegiate basketball scoring leader and was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1974. He was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame and was Huntington University Alumnus of the year in 1987 and 2003. He was inducted into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He was an executive board member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He was also a board member of the Huntington County Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army and the Huntington University PACE committee. He was the men’s basketball head coach at Huntington University from 1994 to 2007. He was also a lifetime farmer in Huntington County. He was a member of Emmanuel Community Church.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1947, in Bluffton, to Darl R. and Clanedia M. Stetzel Platt. He was married to Peggy Jackson on June 4, 1967, at Zion Church. She survives.
Additional survivors include a son, Ty (Brenda) Platt, of Huntington; a daughter, Polly (Dan) Grismore, of Fort Wayne; three sisters: Linda (Jerry) Miller, of Ladoga, Sally (Robert) Buehler, of Huntington, and Jennie (James) Ryan, of Huntington; and four grandchildren, Kyle (Carley) Platt, Konner Platt, Kalee Platt and Abbigail (Devin) Throop.
Calling will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 U.S. 24 W., Fort Wayne. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., at the church with Gerald O. Moreland and Rev. Gary Dilley officiating. Social distancing and masks are required.
A private interment will be at the Zion Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made out to Huntington University or Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.