Russell C. “Rusty” Price

June 14, 1956 ‒ October 04, 2018

Marengo, Ohio

Russell C. “Rusty” Price, age 62 of Marengo, passed away unexpectedly at home Thursday morning October 4, 2018.

He was born in Columbus on June 14, 1956 to the late John Price, Jr and Dorothy (Mayes) Price. Rusty was a graduate of Northland High school, Class of 1974. Self-employed for many years as a service station dealer, he was an active member of the Central Ohio Gasoline Dealers Association.

A member of the Vineyard Church of Delaware County in Sunbury, he was a faithful member of his Men’s Small Group there. Remembered by his family as a funny, talkative, gentle man that made friends easily, Rusty enjoyed all kinds of music, and was “a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll.” Rusty loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and adored his grandchildren, cherishing the time he spent serving as their taxi driver and baby sitter.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan K. (Nacke) Price; sons, Ben Price of Columbus and Bryan (Kim) Price of Marengo; daughter, Carly (Dave) Westhoven of Marengo; four grandchildren, Brooke, Katelyn, William, and Eli; brothers, John G. Price of Columbus and Tim (Ronda) Price of Hilliard; his faithful canine companion, Buddy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rusty was preceded in death by his grandparents and his brother Ronnie Price.

Visitation will be held at the Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 W. Cherry St., Sunbury, OH 43074 on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Celebration of Life Services immediately following, officiated by Michael Hansen.

Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rusty’s name to the Vineyard Church of Delaware County’s Food Pantry or to the American Diabetes Association.

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  • Rusty is at rest now with his Mom and Dad, listening to brother Ron making beautiful music. Many prayers to Sue and the family for peace and comfort. We shall meet again. Love and hugs from Jeana

  • Oh, Suze, I am SO very sorry. You have my heartfelt sympathy across the miles. I wish I was there to give you a big hug, share your tears, and let you know how much you are loved!

  • Rusty was one of the gang. Many rides to founders day..Dr. Bob’s house..meetings..he was always spreading humor..and you knew he really cared about people. Thankyou Rust for being there. God Rest his soul

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Rusty’s family. May God bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    After knowing him all these years, I will miss him greatly; especially at our Saturday morning breakfast meets at Bob Evans with his brothers John and Tim, and his cousin Russell.
    Kay Wells and Family

  • I have known Rusty since first or second grade. He has always been kind, funny, warm and generous. He was fun to be around and accepting of everyone. He remembered everyone’s names at class reunions and was always happy to see you. The world will be a little sadder because he is no longer in it. I send his family hugs and prayers. We will all miss him, especially Sue and his children and grandchildren. Rest in Peace Rusty. God Bless you!

  • We lived next to Susan and Rusty since we were all young couples in Marengo. Many, many fond memories. Picnics at the Prices, bonfires at the Kuntzmans, Christmas parties at the Thistlewaites. Rusty was always smiling and laughing and that is how we will remember him. Rest in Peace. Love you all.

  • Rusty, Rest In Peace we hard a good run and friendship throughout the years-from the third grade. We were classmates,friends,trained for football together, rode mini bikes and our Harley’s . You will be missed, our love goes out to Sue and family at this deep time of sorrow Gods speed. Dale Radcliff

  • I will miss you, Rusty. I remember meeting you the first week that Cindy and I moved to Morrow County.
    I want to thank you for being one of the few people who got the Tuesday night 12 Step group started. I’ve served as the secretary and treasure a couple stints over the 12 years you and I were friends. I just stepped down but left in the hands of a good man and his wife.
    It was a blessing from Jesus Christ our Lord to have been able to run into you at Cracker Barrel just about a month or so ago.
    However, I never dreamed it would be our last time. It warmed my heart to find out you and Sue had found the Vineyard family. Cindy and I were members there for several years and a group of us planted The Vinyard of Morrow County in The Village of Fulton.
    The Holy Spirit was present at your service last night.
    They say we came to believe in a power greater than ourselves That one is God, may you find him now.
    The Holy Spirit spoke to me as I enjoyed the beautiful weather that HE gave us to ride my old Harley from Cardington to Sunbury last night. IT said Sometimes Quickly Sometimes Slowly. Pastor Mike used a wonderful parable to tell us how your life became complete not at the end of the but around the middle.
    Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Rusty’s spirit will be right there with you. In in a Beautiful place. The Vineyard Church family as a whole our such lovely children of God.
    One thing I forgot to mention about Rusty in my comments last night.
    Rusty, would love to call me and others that he was close to during the meetings and hope we didn’t turn off our ringers.
    Mine would be in vibrate and ide look up at Rusty and he has that Big Kid smile in his face.
    So that’s why when Pastor Mike was just about to say his final pray and invite us all to meet Jesus and know him. Someone’s cell phone went off an I had to blurt out. THERE’S RUSTY! God be with you and your family. I promise you that if you stay grounded like you are now. God will get you through all your heartache. Love you.