Gerus M. “Gary” Rubingh

Gerus M. “Gary” Rubingh
January 12, 1948 ~ January 3, 2020

Preceded in death by, parents, Rev. John and Henrietta Rubingh. Survived by, wife, Charlotte; children; Carla, Jeremy and Amy Rubingh; grandson, Bennett; brother, Donn (Ruth); sister, Mary Vander Pol; nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 7th from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel. Memorial Service: Wednesday, January 8th, 11AM Christ Community Church. Private Interment. Memorials are suggested to Christ Community Church Mission Ministries


  • Ber & Hilda Krommendyk Posted January 4, 2020 5:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much. I think about you often and hope that you are in good health. I try to keep updated through Fran Mellema, but they are currently in Arizona so I will have to wait until spring to talk to her.

  • James Groenewold Posted January 4, 2020 6:44 pm

    Char we are so sad to hear about Gary. We sure enjoyed getting to know you both in Orange Beach.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:34 pm

      Thank you for the message. We enjoyed the time getting to know you also. I am planning to be in Orange Beach in February, so hopefully will see you then.

  • Mary Ann Jordan Posted January 5, 2020 5:14 pm

    I worked with Gary in Operation Division years ago & always considered him a good guy and friend. Rest In Peace Gary.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:37 pm

      Mary Ann I recognize your name from the Corps! I know that he considered you a friend, and I appreciate you taking the time to send this note.

  • John Kooiman Posted January 5, 2020 9:10 pm

    Our sincere sympathy.May God give you strength to carry on.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:48 pm

      Thank you for the note. We are managing better than we dared hope. Enjoy your trip, and your time together.

  • Phil and Sandy Thomas (Amy’s parents) Posted January 5, 2020 10:07 pm

    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time. We know he was an amazing man. You are blessed with such a close family. Knowing you will see him again, We hope will give you some comfort. A part of him is still with you. Here are a few sayings……. “So When Tomorrow starts without me, Do not think we’re apart, For every time you think of me, Remember I’m right here in your heart.” Fathers hold their children’s hands for just a little while…. And their hearts forever.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:54 pm

      Thank you Thomas family for being so wonderful. You are such a blessing to my kids and grandson.

  • Marilyn Wilson Posted January 6, 2020 8:13 am

    Very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. I worked with him at Corps of Engineers and have very fond memories of him. I remember how happy he was to retire and spend more time with his grandchildren and do more flying.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 1:56 pm

      Thank you Marilyn for your note. Gary was blessed with 10 years of retirement, and in those 10 years he developed a very close bond with his grandson, Bennett. I am thankful that he sold the airplane a few years ago.

  • Amy McClean Posted January 6, 2020 9:49 am

    My deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was a wonderful man, my daughter and I will miss him.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:00 pm

      Thank you Amy! We appreciate the note, and sentiments. Give Aradia a hug from us.

  • John Daggett Posted January 6, 2020 2:35 pm

    I worked with Gary on dam safety and maintenance issues concerning Fort Peck Dam in Montana for a number of years. I always enjoyed working with him. My deepest sympathies go out to Gary’s family. Rest in peace Gary.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:04 pm

      Thank you John for the note. Gary always enjoyed his trips to Montana, and the people he worked with there.

  • Jerry and Verla Blom Posted January 7, 2020 7:06 am

    Char, we were so sorry to hear this news. We remember Gary’s great sense of humor when Jerry’s chair broke at a Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Gary thought Jerry ate too many sopapillas! Thanks for those memories of military years together. We send our deep sympathy and concern. May God wrap His arms of love around you!

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:14 pm

      What a nice surprise to hear from you!! Our time in Texas was very special because of friends like you. I don’t remember the chair breaking but loved hearing the story. I’m sure Gary would have remembered it, and we do remember eating at Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant. The years in Texas were special.

  • Mary Lou Neuharth Posted January 8, 2020 2:11 pm

    Charlotte and Family, so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. May God overwhelm you with His comfort and peace.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:18 pm

      Thank you for the note. I talked briefly to Sarah at the visitation, so that was a nice surprise.

  • Stan & Leona Sprik Posted January 8, 2020 4:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of this Charlotte. May you find comfort in those around you that God has given.

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:36 pm

      Thank you! My family is feeling blessed by family and friends that are reaching out to us. We were in Edgerton for a family reunion last summer and we talked about you and wondered how you are doing there. I wanted to run in the store and say “hi” to Randy, but Gary reminded me we had limited time.

  • Linda Korver Posted January 9, 2020 3:12 pm

    Char, Vicky (Mouw) Dykstra told me today that Gary had passed away last week. I am so very sorry for your loss. He and you were always considered my good friends, even though we haven’t seen each other for a long time. I will never forget the time shortly after his family moved to Worthington, he jumped on to the lunch room table in school. We were all so shocked! Was that the day you fell in love with him? Stan and I will be praying for you and your family. We pray for God’s loving arms to surround you and carry you through your grief. Linda Dykstra Korver

    • Charlotte Rubingh Posted January 14, 2020 2:44 pm

      Linda…thank you for giving me a good laugh when I really needed it! I had forgotten that when he moved to Wgtn. he verged on some “wild child” big city behavior that had us all shocked!! I do think there was some attraction to someone that brave and outgoing!! My family has been blessed in so many ways and especially hearing from good friends!

  • Nelma (Zomermaand) Mannes Posted May 4, 2020 7:55 am

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s comfort and nearness through the love of family and friends.

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