Ronny “Ron” Rushing, 73, of Winamac, IN passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his home. Ron was born November 18, 1947 in Sardis, MS to the late William Charlie and Tishie Pauline [Ladd] Rushing. He graduated in 1967 from Emerson High School in Gary, IN. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1967 and served during the Vietnam War. On January 1, 1968, Ron married his high school sweetheart, Karen Gorby. They raised three children: Michael, Shawn, and Steven. Later in life, Ron and Karen traveled to China and adopted Teah and Kiki. Ron was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family. He enjoyed traveling, fine dining, movies, and shopping. Ron will be dearly missed.
He is survived by:
Karen [Gorby] Rushing, Winamac, IN Wife
Michael Rushing, Winamac, IN Son
Shawn Roetman, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
Steven Rushing, Muskegon, MI Son
Teah Rushing, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
Katlynn “Kiki” Rushing, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
Griffin Rushing, Muskegon, MI Grandson
Paulette Wagner, Valparaiso, IN Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
William Charlie and Tishie Pauline [Ladd] Rushing, Parents
William “Larry” Rushing, Brother
Glenda McBryer, Sister
The family will host a private Celebration of Life at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.
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