RODNEY "ROD" BUTLER, 49, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Parkview Hospital. Born in Fort Wayne, Rod enjoyed reading, music, painting and writing. Surviving are his wife, Jennifer (Reust) Butler; mother, Trudy Butler; brothers, Jay Butler and Ben Butler all of Fort Wayne and his dog, Patrosche. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Butler. A Gathering of Family and Friends is from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Studio Seva, 3511 N. Anthony Blvd Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Public Library or the Allen County SPCA. To sign the online guest book, go to


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 13, 2013