David James Reust, 78, a lifelong resident of Huntington, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his home. He was born on April 16, 1941 to Henry and Catherine (Ness) Reust. He was married on February 8, 1964 in Huntington to Mary “Toots” Solloway.
He graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1960. He spent his 46-year career at Noll Printing/Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington. Away from the printing press, he was a grower, a tinkerer and a collector. He had a passion for tractor engines, signs and mushroom hunting, and he loved meeting others who shared his interests, as long as they didn’t divulge the best mushroom hunting spots to anyone else.
He is survived by his wife of Huntington; three daughters, Angela (John) Richert of Berne; Lisa (Scott) Rosener of Bargersville; and Julia (Erik) Botts of Indianapolis; three sons, sons Rick (Honey Walters) Reust of Sacramento, California; Nicholas (Dona) Reust of Huntington; and Cory (Amy) Reust of Columbia City; sister, Mary Catherine Purdy of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Mark (Phyllis) Reust; and Lee (Marilyn) Reust, both of Huntington; and Harold (Ellie) Reust of Yoder; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alberta Hine, and six brothers, Bernard Reust; Henry Reust; Paul Reust; Edward Reust; William Reust; and Thomas Reust.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 with a rosary service immediately prior at 2:45 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 9 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington. Officiating will be Father Tony Steinacker and Father David Ruppert. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Huntington.
Memorials may be made to Historic Forks of the Wabash, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.
Arrangements provided by Bailey-Love Mortuary in Huntington. Online condolences may be made at www.baileylove.com.