Bishop Bruce A. Bush, 73, of Decatur, IN, entered into glory surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He was born on March 26, 1946, in Marion, IN, the son of the late Thomas I. and Bonnie L. (Hart) Bush. On August 28, 1964, he married Carolyn S. Rowles.
His true calling was serving God and his people as an ordained minister and was the founding pastor of Faith Chapel United Pentecostal Church in 1978. He received an Honorary Ministry Milestone from the United Pentecostal Church International for 50 years in the ministry.
Bruce also worked as a Journeyman Pipefitter from 1984 – 2007 and was a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166.
He was the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2016, the mayoral recipient of the Keys to the City of Decatur, and was the Honorable Congressional Flag Recipient received by Congressman Marlin Stutzman in 2016.
He is survived by his wife 55 years, Carolyn S. Bush of Decatur; 3 daughters, Kimberly A. (Mark) Heine of New Haven, Deanna R. Sharpe of Decatur, Sarah E. (Brent) Frymier of New Palestine; 5 grandchildren, Alexander C. Heine (fiancée Marissa Cheviron), Thomas I. Heine, Danielle E. Sharpe (fiancé Matt Coleman), Zion E. Frymier, and Shiloh H. Frymier; 2 sisters, Rebecca Correll and Nila Rose both of Atlanta; 1 brother, Steven Bush of Decatur; several nieces and nephews; beloved church family.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Daniel J. Sharpe on February 22, 2018.
Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020 at Faith Chapel United Pentecostal Church, 3928 N. Salem Rd., Decatur.
A Celebration of Homegoing will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 also at Faith Chapel, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Bob Moore and Pastor Eugene Hill will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to Faith Chapel Honorary Memorial.
Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.
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