Dr. Mark Stuart Putt

  • Died: August 21, 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


DR. MARK STUART PUTT, 68, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 after a valiant, 16-month battle with cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the second oldest of eleven siblings. Mark graduated from Snider High School and IPFW with a degree in chemistry where he played 4 years of collegiate basketball. He received a master's degree from the IU School of Dentistry and a Ph.D. in Dentistry from the University of Amsterdam. Mark was the director of Health Science Research at IPFW for 41 years and the director of clinical research at University Park Research Institute, Fort Wayne for many years. He continued to run research projects as co-owner of Precedent Research and co-founded the oral products company, Dentisse Inc. He served as an editor for the American Journal of Dentistry and the Journal of Clinical Dentistry. He was a lifelong member of the American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for Dental Research. He served as president of his homeowners' association for 8 years. He met his devoted wife of 45 years during a European study tour when they were teenagers. He often traveled throughout the world for business and pleasure. Mark enjoyed playing guitar and bass in the band, Life 'n Times for 40 years and recently played with his son and daughter-in-law in the band, Cadillac Ranch. "Mark was a brilliant man who knew something about everything. He dearly loved his family and was so proud of his children." He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Putt of Fort Wayne, son, Dr. Karson (Joline) Putt of Lafayette, son, Austin (Elizabeth) Putt of Fort Wayne, daughter, Dr. Shelby (Mark) Jedele Putt of Normal, IL; Granddaughter, Abigail Putt of Fort Wayne; brothers, Randy (Jennifer) Putt, Rex Putt, Dean (Debbie) Putt, Neal Putt, and Rodney Putt; sisters, Janet Putt, Joni (Phil) Cripe, Judy Putt, Jean (Robert) Norwalk, and Joy (David) Bell; mother-in-law, F. Carroll Stackhouse; 87 Nephews and Nieces. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Thelma Putt, and his son, Logan Putt. There will be a private family burial at Fairfield Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon on Saturday, September 14 with visitation until 4pm at Purdue Fort Wayne International Ballroom. In honor of Mark, blood donations can be made at your local American Red Cross or donate to American Red Cross, 1510 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. "He was so grateful to all blood donors who graciously donate blood to save lives."


Condolence & Memory Journal

I only learned of Mark's passing today, so I apologize for this late entry:

What I enjoyed with Mark was his incredible sense of humor. Super sharp, wonderfully sarcastic, and subtle with impeccable timing. Sometimes it would take me a couple seconds before I realized he had just zapped me! What an amazing talent he was.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Posted by Marc Tulley - Ft Wayne, IN   November 22, 2019

Mark and I attended Lakeside Junior High where he was a star on the Lancer's basketball team while I ran cross country and track. He went to Snider and I went to North Side and then we both attended IPFW in the early to mid 70's where Mark once again excelled in both academics and basketball with one of the earliest Mastodon teams. After grad school we both wound up at IPFW, me in philosophy and Mark in dental research. We were noontime warriors on the oldies team taking on all comers in the Gates Center. Mark has been a part of my life for a long time and I will miss him very much, but I also rejoice that he was a part of my life.

Posted by Ken Long - Fort Wayne, IN   September 13, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
The Bussick Team

Posted by Tim Bussick    August 29, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mark was our neighbor in Fort Wayne back on Hobson Road about 50 years ago, he will be truly missed by everyone. Sending prayers to the Putt family.

Posted by Gloria Baburek - Beaverton, OR   August 27, 2019

So sorry to hear this news. Marks Dad was my Fathers (Eugene Putt) cousin. I am the son of Eugene, Gil Putt. God Bless and Rest in Pease Mark.

Posted by A friend   August 27, 2019

Posted by Betty Sponsler - Bryan, OH - friend   August 24, 2019

You have my deepest condolences at this time. Sending prayers and love your way!!❤❤

Posted by Pam Kline - Van Wert, OH - friend   August 24, 2019


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