Thomas E. "Tink" Reutebuch, 82

Thomas E. “Tink” Reutebuch, 82, of Pulaski, IN passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Lafayette, IN.  Tink was born on July 2, 1938 to the late Joseph and Marie [Roth] Reutebuch in Pulaski.  He graduated from Pulaski High School where he played on the famed Yellow Jacket basketball team.  Tink married the love of his life, Marilyn K. Cloud, on October 26, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. 

Tink, along with his father and uncle, owned and operated the Reutebuch Brothers Garage for many years.  It was the oldest Sinclair service station in Indiana.

Tink was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling as well as telling stories and bad jokes.   He was a true outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, trap, and float the river.   Tink Reutebuch never met a stranger.

God was holding Tink’s hand when he passed away. 


He is survived by:

Marilyn K. [Cloud] Reutebuch, Pulaski, IN Wife

Beth A. Reutebuch, Lafayette, IN Daughter

Thomas J. Reutebuch, Elyria, OH Son

James D. (Angela) Reutebuch, Auburn, IN Son

Robert D. “Bob” Reutebuch, Winamac, IN Son

April M. (Jason) Holajter, West Lafayette, IN Daughter

Jennifer (Devin) Winters, Granddaughter

Marissa Reutebuch, Granddaughter

John Reutebuch, Grandson

Amanda Reutebuch, Granddaughter

Jessica Reutebuch, Granddaughter

Jared Reutebuch, Grandson

Lillian Holajter, Granddaughter

Jackson Holajter, Grandson

Sawyer Holajter, Grandson

Ryker Winters, Great Grandson

Miley Dahn, Great Granddaughter

Kenneth (Mary) Reutebuch, Altoona, FL Brother

Margaret Ann (John) Woodward, Lafayette, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Cousins


Preceded in death by:

Joseph and Marie [Roth] Reutebuch, Parents

Ronald John Reutebuch, Son

Vance Michael Reutebuch, Infant Grandson

Marcella Silver, Sister

William Joseph “Joey” Reutebuch, Brother


A Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski, IN with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating.


Private Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski, IN. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in the form of Mass Intentions.


Online Tributes may be offered at


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


By Phillip Phillips


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