Floyd E. "Bud" Reith
March 29, 1926 - September 16, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 3:00 PM
Graveside at Lake View Cemetery
Floyd E. “Bud” Reith, 93, of Kendallville went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 16, 2019 at North Woods Village in Fort Wayne.
He was born, March 29, 1926 in Kendallville to Floyd L. and Estella F. (Bertch) Reith.
On September 2, 1945 in Portland, Indiana he married Donna C. Smith. She preceded him in death on November 26, 2008.
Mr. Reith was a conductor for the B & O Railroad for 37 years.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville.
Bud enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, which were his pride and joy. He held steadfast to the belief that grace through faith is how we get to Heaven and he instilled that belief in his family.
Surviving are a son, Steve and Nancy Reith of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Holly and David Langwell of Kendallville and Sally and Fritz Albright of Zionsville; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Moore and Helen I. Mountz.
Graveside services will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville with Pastor Philip Rigdon of St. John Lutheran Church officiating.
Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran School.
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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My Condolences To The Family. Bud was one of my favorite Conductors to work with when I was a brakeman, Not joint man, working on the B&O. He was LOVED by everyone he worked with. He will be missed.
Condolences to the family. I always enjoyed working with him on the B&O. He was a character!
Condolences to all the family. Your parents were wonderful people.
So Sorry for your loss.I so know your favorite fella is so Smiling now in heaven 💖
So sorry for your loss. We were Friendly Village neighbors and enjoyed getting to know both Bud and Donna.
My Sincere Condolences to the family, I worked for many years with Bud and I have to say, Bud never made it feel like work, I had so much fun and enjoyed every minute with Bud, He was a classic, and gave the men great memories, to remember. RIP BUD, You will be missed.
I always enjoyed Uncle Bud. He took great care of mom and dad in their later years. He was one of a kind.
My mother, Jeanne Habicht, was Bud's cousin, and loved being with him. Bud always made my mother laugh! I will remember him fondly. Patsy
Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I always saw him out walking in the neighborhood. What a great guy. Our sympathy to you all.
I am sorry for your loss! I loved Bud's laugh. Memories of the good times our parents had together are treasured. A life well lived, including visiting old and new friends in the nursing homes. Carrie and I hope you find comfort in rich memories. Ted
Sorry for your loss.
Steve and Holly. I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved being able to take care of your dad. He always made me laugh. You and your family are in my prayers.
Steve, Holly and Sally,... I have wonderful memories of our Dads laughing and being ornery together. He was one of a kind for sure. My deepest sympathy to all. ,❤
Steve and Holly I was so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Holly, prayers for both of you and your families during these times! The memories of your Dad will always live wirh you!
Holly and David you have my sincere sympathy,with rest the family. Love and God Bless
I know that so many people will be sending messages to you, Holly and Dave. Please include our thoughts, prayers and love with all the others. God Bless!
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Many fond memories of his support when we were growing up in Kendallville.
we are so sorry and wanted you to know we are thinking of you.
So sorry for your loss Holly. My prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Prayers with you and your families. He had many friends in Heaven to greet him.
The loss of another old-time railroader is sad.
So very sorry to hear of Buds passing. He and my dad worked on the B&O for many years. God bless you all.
Always enjoyed family get togethers with Uncle Bud. Lots of great memories. He was a cool character. I will miss you. Love you all!
Dear Holly, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thoughts and prayers for your family as you rejoice in Bud's meeting his Savior. May your good memories comfort you!
So sorry to hear of your father’s death. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.