Blank Blank Blank
Blank Blank Blank


  • "Grandma, Madison and I love you and grandpa very much! We..."
    - Stacey Gettys
  • "Ardella, So sad to hear of Uncle Bernie's passing. I'm..."
    - John Reust
  • "My deepest condolences to Ardella and her family for their..."
    - Gary Bowman
  • "Thank you for your service to this country. My deepest..."
  • "Thoughts and prayers to the Reust Family."
    - Niki Zickafoose

BERNARD "BERNIE" GEORGE REUST, 87 of Huntington, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb.16, 2014 at the University of Arizona Medical Center /Kino Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was born on April 17, 1926 in Huntington, a son of Henry and Catherine Reust. He left school to serve his country in the Army and received the Bronze Star while serving in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was wounded in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of the Parish Council. He was a former member of the Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia City. He owned and operated Schmidt Electric, Inc. of Fort Wayne. He was a 62 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 305 and was past president of the National Electrical Contractors Association and was a member of the American Legion Post 160 of Roanoke, and was a life member of the VFW. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed woodcarving and was a member of the Rincon Wood Carvers. He was united in marriage to Ardella Ness on May 30, 1950 at Saint Catherine Catholic Church (Nix Settlement) in Columbia City. His wife survives. Additional survivors include four sons, Anthony (Karen) Reust of Columbia City, Gerard (Teresa) Reust of Lagro, Ben (Tami) Reust of Roanoke, Andrew (Staci) Reust of Columbia City; and two daughters, Mary Meerz, of Fort Wayne and Sharon (Ken) Deetz of Huntington; 19 grandchildren, Brad Reust, Blake Reust, Stacey Gettys, Noah Gettys, Ryan Gettys, Brett Gettys, Jeff Zickgraf, Rene (Kate) Zickgraf, Brenten Reust, Richard Reust, Lindell Reust, Megan Reust, Adam Reust, Eric Reust, Ian Deetz, Kyle Deetz, Nathan Deetz, Dustin Reust, Damian Reust; a great-granddaughter, Madison; five brothers, Tom (Peg) Reust of California, Mark (Phyllis) Reust of Huntington, Harold (Ellie) Reust of Yoder, Lee (Marilyn) Reust of Huntington, and Dave (Mary) Reust of Huntington; and a sister, Kate Purdy of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Gettys; four brothers, Ed Reust, Hank Reust, Paul Reust and William Reust; and a sister, Alberta Hine. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at at the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 840 Cherry Street, Huntington with Father Ron Rieder officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 with recitation of the rosary at 1:30 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Ind. Interment at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. To sign Mr. Reust's on-line guest registry please visit
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 21, 2014
Bernard G. Reust
Click images or name above for additional details at:
Arrangements under the direction of:
Myers Funeral Home
2901 Guilford Street | Huntington, IN 46750 | (260) 356-2400
bullet Bronze Star bullet Korean War bullet Purple Heart bullet VFW
Funeral Home Details