Clairus Dew Celebrates 100 Years! Clairus M. Dew of Fort Wayne turns 100 on August 10, 2016. A World War II veteran, Clairus has been married to wife Betty for 73 years. He retired as the head of the underwriting department of Midwestern United Life Insurance Co. His birthday will be celebrated August 18th by Smock Seniors at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Friends and relatives are invited to a reception the same day hosted by his children from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.