Thomas E. “Tink” Reutebuch

July 2, 1938 — Sept. 8, 2020

Thomas E. “Tink” Reutebuch, 82, of Pulaski, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Lafayette. 

Tink was born on July 2, 1938, to the late Joseph and Marie [Roth] Reutebuch in Pulaski. He graduated from Pulaski High School where he played on the famed Yellow Jacket basketball team. Tink married the love of his life, Marilyn K. Cloud, on Oct. 26, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. 

Tink, along with his father and uncle, owned and operated the Reutebuch Brothers Garage for many years. It was the oldest Sinclair service station in Indiana.

Tink was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling as well as telling stories and bad jokes. He was a true outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, trap and float the river. Tink Reutebuch never met a stranger. 

God was holding Tink’s hand when he passed away. 

He is survived by his wife Marilyn K. (Cloud) Reutebuch of Pulaski; daughters: Beth A. Reutebuch of Lafayette, and April M. [Jason] Holajter of West Lafayette; sons: Thomas J. Reutebuch of Elyria, Ohio, James D. [Angela] Reutebuch of Auburn, and Robert D. “Bob” Reutebuch of Winamac; granddaughters: Jennifer [Devin] Winters, Marissa Reutebuch, Amanda Reutebuch, Jessica Reutebuch and Lillian Holajter; grandsons: John Reutebuch, Jared Reutebuch, Jackson Holajter and Sawyer Holajter; great-grandson Ryker Winters; great-granddaughter Miley Dahn; brother Kenneth [Mary] Reutebuch of Altoona, Florida; sister Margaret Ann [John] Woodward of Lafayette; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Marie (Roth) Reutebuch; son Ronald John Reutebuch; infant grandson Vance Michael Reutebuch; sister Marcella Silver; and brother William Joseph “Joey” Reutebuch. 

A private funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski, with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating. Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in the form of Mass Intentions.

Online tributes may be offered at 

(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 16, 2020) 

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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