Robert F. Busick Jr.

Robert F. Busick Jr. 78, of Columbia City, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 10:40 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Busick grew up in Bluffton before his family moved to Huntington. After graduating from Huntington High School in 1959, Mr. Busic served in the United States Navy. Bob attended ITT in Fort Wayne, receiving an associate degree. He then went to Cray Research in Wisconsin for training and then worked at Rockwell International in California before moving to Columbia City. He retired in 2003 as a driver for Stonhard in Fort Wayne.

He was born July 10, 1941, in Bluffton to Robert F. and Margaret Brebaugh Busick. He married Ruth Melick on Oct. 21, 1961, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Shelly Busick, of Fort Wayne; a son, Robert Busick III, of Tulsa, OK; and three grandchildren.

A private family gathering will be held and inurnment at a later date at South Whitley Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Memorials are to Grace Lutheran Food Pantry or the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

Online condolences may be made at www.demoneygrimes.com.