Floyd E. "Bud" Reith

March 29, 1926 - September 16, 2019

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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.

Share Memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Guest Book

Steven Mavity
September 25th, 2019 8:20pm

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.

Craig Eberhard
September 21st, 2019 5:26pm
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Condolences to the family. I always enjoyed working with him on the B&O. He was a character!

Patricia Houser
September 20th, 2019 3:08pm
Delray Beach FL

Condolences to all the family. Your parents were wonderful people.

Leeann Atkinson
September 20th, 2019 2:26pm

So Sorry for your loss.I so know your favorite fella is so Smiling now in heaven 💖

Bob&Brenda Ulch
September 20th, 2019 12:05am

So sorry for your loss. We were Friendly Village neighbors and enjoyed getting to know both Bud and Donna.

Tim Wilcox
September 19th, 2019 8:58pm
Lake Gage

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.

Craig Mountz
September 19th, 2019 5:18pm
Brentwood, TN

I always enjoyed Uncle Bud. He took great care of mom and dad in their later years. He was one of a kind.

Patsy Habicht
September 19th, 2019 3:00pm
Chicago, IL

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

wendell &: marcia fritz
September 19th, 2019 11:34am

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.

Ted Kirschner
September 19th, 2019 12:47am
Pretty Lake

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

Paul and Ruby Young
September 18th, 2019 2:59pm
Bluffton, Ind..

Sorry for your loss.

Jazmyn Mayse
September 18th, 2019 2:54pm
Ft Wayne

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.

September 18th, 2019 2:38pm
Kendallville IN

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. ,❤

Jenny (Walkup) Hartman
September 18th, 2019 1:31pm
Anderson, Indiana

Steve and Holly I was so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

John R. Wilcox
September 18th, 2019 2:39am
Mesa, Arizona

Steve and Holly, prayers for both of you and your families during these times! The memories of your Dad will always live wirh you!

Duane Leighty
September 18th, 2019 1:46am

Holly and David you have my sincere sympathy,with rest the family. Love and God Bless

Bill & Fran Gehring
September 17th, 2019 10:03pm

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!

John & Janet Bodenhafer
September 17th, 2019 7:45pm
Novi, MI

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Many fond memories of his support when we were growing up in Kendallville.

Janet& Kenny Bodenhafer
September 17th, 2019 5:37pm

we are so sorry and wanted you to know we are thinking of you.

Randy Green
September 17th, 2019 5:29pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana

So sorry for your loss Holly. My prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Sible
September 17th, 2019 2:52pm

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.

John Cazier
September 17th, 2019 2:15am

The loss of another old-time railroader is sad.

Deborah Ackerman
September 17th, 2019 12:44am
Germfask, Michigan

So very sorry to hear of Buds passing. He and my dad worked on the B&O for many years. God bless you all.

Melissa Mountz Pettigrew
September 17th, 2019 12:37am
Spring Hill, TN

Always enjoyed family get togethers with Uncle Bud. Lots of great memories. He was a cool character. I will miss you. Love you all!

Nancy Kirk
September 16th, 2019 11:13pm

Dear Holly, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rick and Julie Carmicheal
September 16th, 2019 11:07pm

Thoughts and prayers for your family as you rejoice in Bud's meeting his Savior. May your good memories comfort you!

Barbara Bower
September 16th, 2019 10:48pm

So sorry to hear of your father’s death. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.