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“"So Sorry to hear about Gene he was liked by all. A man of few words but always meant well. keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Brad Smith - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Our heartfelt comfort and condolences. What a very special family you are. A fine legacy started by two people who loved each other. May God dry your...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Fran and Karen Yorio - Huntertown, IN

“Gene has left a legacy of generosity and love throughout the Rutsey Family. We are praying for your comfort and support in this time. (Matthew 11:28...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Joel & Mandy Shrock - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry Gene was a fine Gentleman that I remember fondly ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Helen Diefenthaler - Fort Wayne

“Judy and family,You have my deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers at this tender time. Gene was simply... amazing! Gentle, compassionate,...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Stan Jarrell - Salt Lake City, UT

“Judy and Family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May Mr. Rutsey's memory always be eternal.. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Litchin - Fort Wayne, IN

“Mr. Rutsey was an incredible part of my childhood and even into my adolescence. I had so many wonderful memories in Fort Wayne spending time with...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Mikali Marks - Fishers, IN

“God Bless ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Nadine Martin - Wolcottville, IN

“Already knowing the pain of separation from one's lifetime mate, I am praying your faith will sustain you & encourage your spirit. Ramona Kipfer ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“We will miss him and will think of you and the family. He was a true soul. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Tom and Tiffany Minnick - Yuma, AZ

“Judy and Family.. Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Gene. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Brenda Catanzaro - IN

“Mrs. Judith A. Rutsey and Family:Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Peter Eugene (Gene) Rutsey.God's Blessings to the...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Prayers and thoughts to the Rutsey family ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Shannon - Fort Wayne, IN

“Judy, Mark and Rutsey family, our prayers are with you at this time of loss. Mike and Becky Shannon ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Shannon - Fort Wayne, IN

“My love to everyone. We will miss Uncle Gene and remember him with great love. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Rutsey-Foran Rutsey-Foran - MI

“Rutsey FamilyOur thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time of loss.Your friends at Bussick Orthodontics ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy Bussick - Fort Wayne, IN

“We bought our home from Gene 32 yrs ago and still live here. He was the very best help you could ask for. He was helpful..so patience and calm....Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Russ/Cheryl Wolfe - Fort Wayne, IN


Peter Eugene "Gene" Rutsey of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on May 6, 2018. Gene was born to Peter John and Lucy (Russo) Rutsey on January 7, 1933 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served his country during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Detroit. He owned a successful painting company and had a 25 year career as a real estate appraiser. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Judy Rutsey; children, Mark (Tonja) Rutsey, Keith (Amber) Rutsey, Lori (Chris) Will, Scott Rutsey; grandchildren, Lauren Rutsey, Alyssa Rutsey, Lianna (Chris) Rutsey, Jared Rutsey, Katelyn Rutsey, Jessica (Logan) Jost, Alexa Will, Reese Will, Teswin Will, TJ Will, Theo Will; great-grandchildren, Elise Jordan, Elliot Haselhorst; nieces and nephews, Cathleen Rutsey, Barbara Rutsey-Foran, Michelle Meyer, Buddy Angelus, Jason Angelus, Melissa Weiss; sister-in-law Edna Rutsey; and brother-in-law, Albert (Connie) Angelus. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Patrick Rutsey. Gene was known for his glad generosity, his humble selflessness, and a unique ability to make everyone feel welcome in his home and family. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends, but his legacy will live on through his children, grandchildren, and all who loved him. To see a video memorial of Gene's life, go to <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKSpFxlTN-5UyX4tRks-zlw?view_as=public>. and click on video titled "Gene Rutsey, a Tribute To a Life Well Lived. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 AM, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with calling one hour prior, Fr. Jonathon Norton officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd, Friday, May 11, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Mary Magdalene Chapel.