Michaell (Mike) A. Bumbaugh, of Warsaw, passed away on March 16, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital, Downtown, Fort Wayne. Mike was born in Warsaw on Jan. 6, 1947, the son of Max R. and Mary (Becknell) Bumbaugh. He spent most of his life in the Pierceton and Warsaw area. He was a graduate of Pierceton High School in the class of 1965. Mike joined the army in 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1969; he was stationed in Panama most of the time where he drew classified maps. In 1970, he married S. Marlene Bumbaugh in Warsaw. They have been married 52 years this coming June. They have two daughters, Melissa (James) Willard and Monica (Jonah) Best.
A hard worker, Mike spent 38 years at RR Donnelley in Warsaw. He loved his last position as a photo re-toucher. He always loved to tell jokes and said if he puts a smile on one person’s face a day, it made him happy. Mike loved talking to strangers and thanking people who served our country. He had a passion for music and had a large collection of all genres. Mike loved watching deer, birds, and anything that dealt with nature. He was very creative, painting old barns on canvas. Mike had several classic cars that he loved and was a member of the Crusin Hoosier Car Club for over 20 years. Mike was also a member of the American Legion Post 49 of Warsaw.
Mike will be lovingly remembered by Marlene; two daughters, Melissa and Monica; sons-in-law, James and Jonah; his sister, Marjorie (John Vance); grandchildren, Michaela (Tanner Hampton), Keegan Best, Sydney Willard, Shelby (John Cheak), and Anthony (Crystal) Willard; and great-grandchildren, Bennet, Lincoln, Elli, Evan, and Ember, with another due anytime. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many friends he made over the years at Hardee’s, McDonalds, and the Wellness Center where he went every morning to exercise. His parents, Max and Mary, preceded him in death. All through his marriage, he would tell Marlene: “Trust me, everything will be okay.”
Titus Funeral Home is entrusted to the care of Mike. Friends and family may gather for a visitation on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 Sheridan St. Warsaw, IN 46580. Burial will take place on Monday, March 21, 2022 at Oakwood Cemetery. Please meet at Titus Funeral Home at 10:30 AM to process to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Welfare League.