Ronny Rushing

Obituary of Ronny Wayne Rushing

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.

Online Tributes may be offered at

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


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Cremation Arrangements

The family will host a private Celebration of Life at a later date.
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