Henry “Hank” Joseph Rutter

September 15, 1956 ‒ March 27, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Henry “Hank” Joseph Rutter, age 63, of Sunbury, died suddenly on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home following a long illness.

Former manager of DuraFloors.  Member of Genoa Baptist Church and formerly attended Westerville Free Will Baptist.

Hank enjoyed telling and re-telling his “dad jokes”, following politics and his dog, “Wrigley”.  Hank was most proud of his marriage to his loving wife Sheila of 40 years, his daughters and his family.

Born September 15, 1956 in Columbus to the late George R. and Lina (Bryant) Rutter.

Also preceded in death by grandson, Hunter; sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell, Nancy Collins, Gail Rutter, Harriet Mikle and Inez Mitchell.

Hank is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sheila D. (Boggs) Rutter; devoted daughters, Stephanie Chumley and Courtney Rutter both of Sunbury; grandchildren, Morgan Rutter, Dominic and Avery Chumley, Jakob Dill and Garron Edwards; brother, George (Sue) Rutter of Worthington; sister, Joanne Kendall of Marion.

Private family service and interment.  A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rutter family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • Hank and my older brother, Vince, worked together at Sears Restaurant way back when. They were best of friends. Vince started going to church with Hank, and found Jesus there! So exciting! What a life change, because of Henry. Henry was one of God’s angels here on earth. He made me laugh, like he did everyone! He always had a smile when I saw him.

    Praying for the family!

    Rhonda Ryder

  • Hank was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. Not only did he teach me how to be a responsible employee but a better man! I will always be In debt to him for things he thought me not knowing even what he was teaching me. Thank you hank for all of the life lessons and words or wisdom!!

  • So sorry for your loss. I love u guys. I’m always here Court if u need anything. Sending many prayers. Hank was such a funny and awesome person to be around.

  • To the Rutter family, my deepest condolences. I am stricken by this news, I am with a very heavy heart. I worked with Hank for the better part of eight years, first as co-workers, then him as my boss. He mentored me when I received my management position, and guided me by lending an ear and a helpful hand. He was truly the kindest man, and I am blessed to have known him. He advised me when I decided to make a career change, with words of encouragement. I sincerely feel, I would not be where I am today if not for knowing him and being able to call him friend. We played many rounds of golf together, too many to count. He loved to play almost as much as he loved his wife, Sheila. He would always brag about her and how much she meant to him. He would also brag to the fact, they never had one argument through all their years of marriage. I’m glad that we recently were able to reconnect after 15 years and have our last laugh together, and for him to give me some good fatherly advise on keeping a good woman, since I am recently married. He was proud of me. I will miss you my friend.

  • You were a great father in law, a great boss, and a great man. One of the few people that I have ever met that is more of a workaholic than I am. Always have respected you in so many different ways. You were a perfect grandfather to my kids I will always be thankful for everything you did for me and them. I will miss all the sports and law and orders we watched together. You will be missed by many Hank. I love you and hope to see you smiling in heaven someday.

  • Praying for you during this tough time. We all fought over baby Morgan while my mom, Teresa, baby sat her. I pray you can feel God’s embrace as you navigate these next steps.

  • Courtney,
    Our heart gose out to you & your family. This is a very difficult time, losing someone so impotent, makes it that much more painful. We will pray for your strength & that the Lord will comfort you all. We Love you💔

  • Sheila and family. Patty and I want to express our deepest sorrow about your loss of Hank. He was a great guy, very funny and I really enjoyed talking to him about a lot of things back in the day at Westerville. He will be missed by many! We’ll be praying for you all during this time.

  • Nancy and I are so very sorry for your loss. Henry and I go way back to when his older brother and I would tease him every day and try to get him in trouble. I think his parents knew what we were up to. That was nearly 55 years ago. Henry then and sounds like now, a very kind and pleasant soul and certainly will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family and friends at this most difficult time. Remember the good he brought into your lives. We will. Steve and Nancy!