George H. Rutenbar
His retirement took him to Waxahachie Bible Church where he served as an elder and taught an adult Bible study class. He also served as interim pastor for churches in Ft. Worth and Alvin, Texas.
George and Alice’s marriage was blessed by four children: Marsha Rutenbar, Steve Rutenbar, David Rutenbar, and Camille “Missy” Glass. He had seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice Keith Rutenbar; a brother Harold “Buzz” Rutenbar and two sisters, Shirley Tibbenham and Mary Lou Rutenbar. He is preceded in death by his mother and father Fern and George Rutenbar.
George loved to travel and spread the gospel wherever he went, preaching in most major cities in the United States and many times abroad including Israel, Africa and the Middle East.
On May 25, 2012, death came to George as a close friend and ushered him into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ whom he had loved and served all his adult life. Christ greeted George with outstretched arms and said, “This is your new home. Welcome, my son.” For all those who knew him and were encouraged by him, George taught us how to live and how to die.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service, celebrating a life devoted to Christ, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Waxahachie Bible Church with Dr. Phil Howard and Rev. Bruce Zimmerman officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, 1826 West Highway 287 Business, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. If desired, memorials may be made to Dallas Theological Seminary, 3909 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204.