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Barry Wayne Bush

December 12, 1938 — April 14, 2020

Barry Wayne Bush, 81, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Barry was born on December 12, 1938 in Rolling Prairie, IN, to Frank and Eva (Collyer) Bush.

On July 16, 1988 in New Buffalo, MI, he married Glenda Dew who preceded him in death on September 3, 2000.  Surviving are his son, Jason Bush of Alpine, CA; daughter Beth Ann Smeaton of Taylorville, KY; son-in-law, Dennis Smeaton of Taylorville, KY; grandchildren, Seraphina Bush, and Jordan, Savannah, and Jarrett Smeaton; sisters, Barbara Hall and Bonnie Brainerd; as well as many nieces and nephews.  His closest nephews were like his own sons, Kenny Mossman and the Newland Boys--Donnie, Doug and Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings, Lester, Meredith, Cyril, Frank, Sam, Lou Ann, Eva, Jeannie, and Betty.

Barry was a skilled carpenter and nursery man for many years, owning different businesses.  Shortly after high school, Barry enlisted for a short stint in the United States Army Reserves.  He was a member of  the American Legion, Post #83.  Barry was a master fisherman, history buff, avid reader, crossword puzzle extraordinaire, and had an uncanny knack for picking a good horse to win all the major races.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #83, 228 E. Lincolnway, La Porte, IN, 46350.

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2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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