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David Ray Columbe

October 19, 1950 — August 3, 2023


David Ray Columbe


David Ray Columbe, 72 years, passed away on August 3, 2023 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. 

          He was born on October 19, 1950 in Linton, the son of  Joseph Y. and Edna Mae (Raub) Columbe.                

          He is survived by his two brothers, Robert W., Manilla and Joe S. (Eleanor), Milroy; his twin sister Diane (George) Kopscick, Gambier, Ohio; 2 nieces: Danielle Mason, Channelview, Texas; Andrea (Will) Pender, Dallas, Texas, and nephew, Mitchell Columbe, Plymouth; a great-niece, Erica Mason & a great-nephew, Evan Mason.

          He was preceded in death by his parents.

          David graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1969.  In 1971, he received his Associates Degree in Distributive Education from Vincennes University.

          In 2005, David retired from the family business, Rush County Stone Company, Inc., where he worked with his brothers.

          David enjoyed classic cars and was a 51 year member of the Classic Thunderbird Club International Early Birds of Hoosierland, and the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club Hoosier Region.

          David never met a stranger and always had a beautiful smile that never quit. 

          Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2023, at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Jordan, Pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ, officiating.  

          Interment will be in the Moscow Cemetery in Rush County.       

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush County Community Foundation, Boys Scouts of America Fund, 117 N. Main St., Rushville, Indiana 46173.

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