David L. Ruoff

  • Born: June 30, 1930
  • Died: June 13, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

David L Ruoff

David L. Ruoff, 88 passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fort Wayne, IN. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN., born to the late Frederic L. and Gladys Ruoff. David graduated from North Side High School and earned his Bachelors from Indiana University. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 1st Lieutenant. David's memberships included, First Presbyterian Church 77 year member; Phi Delta Theta, IU Alumni Association life member, IU Varsity Club, life member of North Side High School Alumni, American Legion, Maumee Masonic Lodge, New Kirkwood Park President and Treasurer, Board of Realtors and Home Builder Association, Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. He had worked at Fort Wayne Saving and Loan for 18 years and was the founder and owner of Ruoff Mortgage for 29 years retiring in 2013. David was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and having his daily lunches with his buddies. He was a loyal and avid IU sports and Dodger baseball fan. David's true lifetime passion, was spending time with his loving and caring family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Judith A. Ruoff , son Christopher D. (Amy Zielinski) Ruoff, daughter Sarah E. (Mark) Music , grandchildren Nicole Ruoff, Lauren Ruoff, Blake Music, Grant Music, Hannah Whitworth, great granddaughters Emilia and Violet, and his sister in law Isabelle Ruoff and her children Cindi Simmerman and Frederic L Ruoff III , and his feline companions, Jessie and Gibbs. He was preceded in death by his infant son and brother Frederic L. Ruoff II. Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 3-5 and 7-9 pm Tuesday June 18, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Private burial at Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett IN. Memorials can be made to Visiting Nurse and Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. To sign the online guest book go to www.mccomband sons.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

To The Ruoff Family:

I first met Dave back in the 1970's when I worked for Colonial Mortgage and First Federal Savings and Loan as their appraiser. I had a lot of respect for him and admired the way that he treated people! He helped out a lot of people over the years as will his company will continue to do in the future! He was a great man that I had the privilege to know!

David Friedrich

Posted by David Friedrich - Fort Wayne, IN   June 20, 2019

Mrs. Judith A. Ruoff, Christopher, and Sarah:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, David L. Ruoff.

God's Blessings to the Ruoff Family.

Sincerely, William C. Phillips, Sr.

Posted by WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS, SR. - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   June 19, 2019

To Judy and David Ruoff's Family
So sorry to hear of David's death.
He was a Great Fun Guy. We will all miss him.
Keitha and Steve Wesner

Posted by Keitha & Steve Wesner - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   June 18, 2019

Gary and I are very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. He seemed so very genuine. Dave always had a smile and a kind word to share. Many happy memories I am so sure. May they bring you warmth and a smile in the future as I am sure Mr. Ruoff will be very missed.

Posted by Cyndi Andrew - Wolcottville, IN - Coworker   June 18, 2019

Judy, you and Dave were always such good friends to my family- mom, dad, me and my siblings. You have a special place in my heart and know I'm praying for you. Hugs from Denver

Posted by Michele Ness - Denver, CO - Friend   June 17, 2019

My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Dave Ruoff. His legacy lives on with his employees and the family foundation upon which Ruoff Home Mortgage has been built and continues to develop. It is an honor and privilege to work for such kind people.

Posted by Patricia Prophitt - Titusville, FL   June 17, 2019

Dave was a great man and founder of the company that I worked for the past 8 years. He always took time to say a kind word or a funny story regardless of how many people were waiting to talk to him. His impact on all the people he came in contact with cannot be overstated. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Alan Butt - Edwardsburg, MI - Coworker   June 17, 2019

Dave will always be remembered by his genuine personality, handshake, and smile. The first time I met Mr. Ruoff was on a Lake Cruise soon after I was hired at Ruoff. At the time I did not know him, but he personally took an interest in me. He made me feel as I had been his friend for a long time. Over the years this never changed. He always would tell me he kept track of me and that meant a lot to me. From that point on, he was one of the people I would seek out at Ruoff events so I could shake his hand and see his smile. Dave had a way of making people feel good and needed. Dave will be missed, but never forgotten. R.I.P Mr. Ruoff

Your Friend,
Steve Hissong

Posted by Stephen Hissong - Plymouth, IN - Family Friend   June 17, 2019

From Dr. Bussick and the whole staff, we would like to send you our condolences

Posted by Timothy Bussick    June 17, 2019

My deepest sympathy is with you, Judy, and your family. I treasure the many good memories I have of the good times shared with you and Dave...over the bridge table, cheering for I.U..just being together. Since I am out of town, I cannot personally extend my feelings to you....but you will be in my daily prayers and thoughts.

Posted by Marilyn Fahey - Carmel, IN - Friend   June 16, 2019

Judy..So sorry for your loss..keeping you in my thoughts.

Posted by Jill Thomas - Churubusco, IN   June 16, 2019

To David's family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 16, 2019

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