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Rudy Guthrie

July 21, 1967 - January 15, 2019


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    John Kirkwood says

    No matter my mood you always brought a smile to my face every time you would just randomly pop up somewhere. That is ovsr 30 years of smile you gavs me. Rest well my friend. I’ll see you soon enough.

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    Jim Gaines says

    Fare thee well old friend…
    Wishing you a peaceful journey….

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    Heath Crecelius says

    Thanks for being you, as only you could. Rest in peace, my old friend. Love you, brother.

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    Blair says

    Even though it has been ages, I sure will miss our socio-political and philosophical discussions over drinks. Particularly during the Hammerheads days of yore. Rest easy, Rudy.

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    Shawn Thomas says

    You will be missed my dear friend. You are and always will be AWESOME. Though the years have passed, you are always going to be with me in spirit, as you have been. My dear friend, rest now, you’ve made it home. Love you brother.

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    Rob Wise says

    You will be missed. You were a kind person. I’ll always have fond memories of you from our younger days. Rest in peace.

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    JOHN CULVER says

    I worked with Rudy at Kipple’s for a year or so, gave him the nick name Rasta Man, little joke between us.. found him to be a upstaning guy, he will be missed !

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    Raji Thomas says

    Until we meet again Rude-Man! Rudy was super cool and working alongside him for years at the Book Broker allowed us to share many thoughts and experiences together! Learned a lot from Rudy, Rest In Peace.

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    Kathy Albright Crank says

    I use to hang out with Rudy when I was in school in 1989-1990- so much laughter and warmth. I am saddened by his passing, That was thirty years ago, but there are some people you never forget. My condolences to all of his friends and family. Rudy was wonderful.

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    mark hulse says

    So glad that the last time we saw each other was greeted with a HUGE hug, as always! You were an inspiration to those of us who always pretended to want more. I am so happy you were able to meet my wife the last time we were together. I will always tell stories of our random adventures together. Wish you were here right now my friend.

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    Dan & Cheryl Waninger says

    You will be missed my friend ❤️

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    Jeremy VW says

    The fondest memories of Rudy were the handful of times I gave him a ride when I saw him walking. Just a few minutes of one on one Rudy. I wonder how many people have these same memories as well. Probably more than you could count. This guy didn’t walk for long. RIP my friend.

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    RICK LYNCH says

    Rudy was always fun to be around and one of our family from the old days at the Ross and Alhambra. Will always remember his kind nature and infectious smile. THANK YOU RUDY for your patience and integrity when dealing with people. Always humble and happy with what life gave him. Always true to himself and others. We could all learn that lesson. MISS YOU! RIP

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    Dakota says

    Rudy , I am so humbled to have known such a hard working selfless being of light . the respect and bravado you carried around with you hard earned always greeted with a round of hugs , handshakes and warm smiles the essence of heartfelt respect and comradary followed you closer than your own shadow . Your soft spoken words often broken by your typewriter giggle I could always feel at ease around you like a brother .thank you for showing me the cards to life my love eternal .

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    Kathy says

    You truly were one of a kind, my friend. You probably had no idea of the impact you had on my life at a critical juncture for me. I will never forget your kindness and encouragement. I always thought you’d always be around. I am so saddened by the news of your passing. I hope you and my sister enjoy reconnecting now that you’re both on the other side. Love you.

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    Robynn says

    Such a good man. You really were like no other.

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    Rast says

    Rudy was and will always be a real mensch

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    Gayla says

    I knew.Rude thru his days at Book Broker. We had convos about many a book. It was always fun and he was always super insightful. I looked forward to seeing him. When I saw him out, I would make it a point to seek him out to say hello. A good, stand up guy is hard to find. He was that and so much more. He will be missed by many.

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    Matthew Campbell says

    I just found out of Rudy passing away, Rudy was my friend, every time I saw Rudy he was smiling and glad to see me, and I was glad to see him. Rudy was such an extraordinary human being and he will be greatly missed by so many people.

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    Roger Barnes says

    Just returned to town and learned of your passing. I’ll miss you, my friend, as will many, many others who loved you. You always brought a smile to my face. Evansville’s loss is Heaven’s gain. You made this world a better place. Love you, bro. Until we meet again…..

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Rudy Guthrie, 51, passed away on January 15, 2019. He was born on July 21, 1967 to Andrew White and Mary Guthrie in Evansville, Indiana.

Rudy was an outgoing, peaceful, laid back man. Rudy worked as a chef for many different restaurants and for the Book Broker for many years. He loved to read and travel. He would hitchhike anywhere and everywhere. Rudy was very well known and loved by many in the community.

Rudy is survived by his siblings Earl Cunningham, Brant Guthrie, and Joslyn Green; his grandfather Benjamin Martin; two nieces; and several nephews.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; his sister LaHoma Guthrie; and his grandmother Beatrice Martin.

A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th at Sunset Funeral Home.