Patrick A. 'Butch' Pearson

Patrick A. “Butch” Pearson, 66, of Bluffton, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday evening, Feb. 8, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Huntington to Edwin L. and Donna L. Dysert Pearson. His mother survives in Celina, OH.  He married Cathy S. Gard in Bluffton on Dec. 26, 1981; she also survives.  

Mr. Pearson retired after 40 years as a telecommunications design engineer, specializing in outside plant communication, for various telecommunication companies.  He was also the founder and owner of First Tel Communications in Bluffton.

Additional survivors include two sons, Patrick (Pam) Pearson, of Bluffton, and Zachary (Kylee) Pearson, of Whitestown; a daughter, Lynne (Jeff) Lee, of Dayton, OH; two brothers, Rick L. (Toni) Pearson, of LaOtto, and Ralph E. (Karen) Pearson, of Bluffton; two sisters, Pamela and Donna Pearson, both of Celina, OH; seven grandchildren, Cooper Pearson, Averie Pearson, Greyson Pearson, Liam Pearson, Colton Bingham, Keira Bingham and Carly Bingham.

Private family services are being held.

Goodwin–Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bluffton Wesleyan Chapel or Wesleyan Heritage Academy.