March 16, 2015
View Video Tribute Thomas "Tom" N. Rutherford, 80, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Wells County, he was the son of the late William and Mary Rutherford. The US Army veteran served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, New Haven where he was a faithful choir member. He worked for many years as a carpet salesman, and he was with Advanced Tree Technology / Bruick Brothers Produce for the past 17 years. He was a 42 year member of New Haven Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellow award for his dedicated humanitarian services. He also volunteered for both the St. James Food Pantry and First Baptist Bread Ministry. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lu Ann; daughters, Beth Rutherford of Indianapolis, Lora (Tony) Konieczki of Auburn, and Amy (Shawn) Gibbons of Carmel; grandchildren, Alison (Josh), Kristen, Jacob, and Jason; sister, Nona Harris of Huntington; and sister-in-law, Sharon Rutherford of Texas. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Lois Fisher, Wilma Schamerloh, Lou Ann Brown, and Bill Rutherford. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Pastor Dave Williamson officiating. Calling is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to St. James Lutheran Church or New Haven Lions Club. For online condolences please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com
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