Hugh Winston “Wentz” Tuttle, age 71, of Kendallville, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at home. Hugh was born in Martin, Kentucky on November 22, 1949 to the late George and Vernie (Whitt) Tuttle. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Mary A. Meade on April 21, 1973 in Kendallville. Wentz was employed for 31 years with Essex Wire before retiring in 2007. He loved playing golf, the Chicago Cubs, and travelling. He was a member of the American Legion Post 86, Kendallville.
His wife of 48 years, Mary Tuttle of Kendallville.
Daughter, Stephanie Howell of Kendallville.
Grandson, Jacob and Ashley Howell of Garrett.
Granddaughter, Keira Howell of Kendallville.
Five great grandchildren: Madison Howell, Hadley Howell, Keaton Howell, Winston Freeman and Tyson Freeman.
Brother, Willard and Glenna Tuttle of LaGrange.
Brother, Keith Tuttle of Stroh.
Brother, Ralph Tuttle of Stroh.
Brother, Wendell Tuttle of Angola.
Sister, Rebecca King of Stroh.
Sister, Vickie and JW Combs of Stroh.
Best friend, John Traster of South Milford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Patrick Cody; brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Penny Scott; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Tuttle.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Harbor of Love Baptist Church near Kendallville. There will be a service at 7:00 PM with Pastor Ernie Miller officiating.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Harbor of Love Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating.
Burial with military honors will take place at Orange Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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