ROBERT L. WYNE
Robert L. Wyne, 83, passed away at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on December 17, 2021, after a short illness.
He was born April 13, 1938, in Muncie. He was raised by his Aunt and Uncle John and Edith Guthrie.
Bob graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1956. He attended Ball State University where he studied and played football before serving in the United States Army and the National Guard. He was also a graduate of the Ohio State University Residential Mortgage School and the graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
He married Sue Guthier on October 14 1961 in Huntington, Indiana. Bob spent his entire career working in the banking industry and retired in 2000 from Citizens First State Bank in Hartford City where he was the President and Chief Operating Officer.
Bob was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He was very dedicated to community service and served in a variety of roles over the years. He was a member of the Rotary Club where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow, Lions Club International, B.P.O.E. #1776 of Dunkirk, the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, VP of the Jay County Economic Development Foundation, President of the Jay County Hospital Building Foundation and Treasurer of the Jay County Fair Association. He was a member of the Dunkirk City Planning Commission and Secretary of the Dunkirk Board of Zoning Appeals. Bob was also the past President of the Blackford Economic Development, and served on the Board of Directors of Indiana Bankers Association, the Hartford City Library Board, and the Hartford City Rotary Club. One of his proudest accomplishments has helping to start the Blackford County Community Foundation.
He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. He was a huge supporter of Ball State Cardinals and attended football and basketball games for many years. He was Past President of the Cardinal Varsity Club.
Bob was named the Elks Citizen of the Year in 1987. He was also awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by then Governor Robert Orr in 1987
Surviving are his wife of sixty years, Sue; two daughters, Brenda (Jeff) Armie of Noblesville and Judy (Mark) Reynolds of Muncie. His grandchildren that he loved dearly: Sean (Miranda) Armie, Samantha (Eric) Applegate, Blake Reynolds and Braden Reynolds along with four great-grandchildren; sister, Sara Jane (Myron) Moyer. The memories that were made at their lake retreat in northern Indiana will be cherished for years to come by his children and grandchildren.
Bob is preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Beard and Aunt and Uncle Edith and John Guthrie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M on Thursday, December 23, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles Street, Muncie, with Father Christian DeCarlo, as celebrant of the mass.
Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, North of Muncie.
Visitation will be from 4 – 7 P.M. Wednesday, December 22, at Waters Funeral Home 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City.
Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Blackford Community Foundation.