Hubert Wayne Rueter

Sept. 27, 1932 - March 16, 2018

Longtime China Spring resident Hubert "Wayne" Rueter passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 following complications of congestive heart failure.

Wayne was born September 27, 1932 in Waco to John Henry and "Tillie" Karels Rueter. His early years were spent riding motorcycles and causing mischief with lifelong friends in and around Waco.

He was one of the first graduates of the old Waco Tech High School which later became University High School. At Waco Tech he received training in woodworking, a skill he would use all of his working life. He served in the Army for 2 years, then returned to Waco to open Rueter's Cabinet Shop, crafting and installing woodwork in some of the nicest homes in Waco and building his own home almost entirely from his shop. After his "retirement" at the age of 70, he continued his craft by building custom furniture which he sold in stores around Waco and at the Round Top Antiques Fair.

Wayne married June Ward 55 years ago in Waco on May 25, 1962. They first made their home in Waco where their only child Leigh Anne was born, then settled in China Spring in 1974. Wayne loved camping, Baylor sports, wildlife, vacations in the mountains, a good pot of green chile, guitar music, and an afternoon of antiquing with June.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and older brother, John "Jacky" Rueter, Jr. He is survived and loved by wife June, daughter, Leigh Anne and her husband Michael, grandchildren: Hailey and her husband Micah, Jordan and his fiancée Mary Catherine, Morgan and Alexander, and his nieces Kathy and Karla.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:30pm at the China Spring Cemetery.

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Joeaar

My condolences. I'm sorry for losd.

Joeaar

My condolences. I am sorry about your loss.

Bugario123

I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF WAYNE'S PASSING. I JUST SAW THIS TODAY IN THE ONLINE PAPER. I AM GOING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE OUT OF TOWN RELATIVES ARE INFORMED. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND MAY YOUR HEALING BE QUICK AND YOU SETTLE IN TO FOND MEMORY OF A LIFE WELL LIVED ... BUTCH MILLER

jab7525

My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Rueter. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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