Thomas A. ‘Tom’ Rude


Thomas A. “Tom” Rude, 49, of Bloomington passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his residence in Bloomington.

Born June 24, 1967, in Seymour, he was the son of Marion R. and Dorothy Ann Gerth Rude, both of whom preceded him in death. On Sept. 14, 1996, in Columbus, he married Pamela S. Albert who survives.

He was a 1985 graduate of Seymour High School and a graduate of Indiana University where he received a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 1990 and a bachelor’s degree in education in 1999. He was a licensed elementary teacher for several years working at both Journey Christian School and Lighthouse Christian Academy. He also was a substitute and remediation aide for Monroe County School Corp.

He was a member of Vineyard Community Church in Bloomington, where he served as assistant pastor and worship coordinator. He loved his wife, family, music, travel, movies, sports, especially IU basketball and Notre Dame football, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid guitarist, drummer and vocalist, an Eagle Scout and volunteered at Summit Elementary School. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Other survivors include three sisters, Cheryl (Rude) Stout, Carol Rude Killion and Teresa Rude (Corky) Miranda; two brothers, Robert Rude and Richard (Donna) Rude, all of Seymour; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Marcia Albert of Hope; brother-in-laws, Jeff (Beth) Albert of Hope and Greg (Sarah) Albert of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Melissa LeMarr, a nephew, Jared Rude, and a brother-in-law Duane Killion.

The funeral service  will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Vineyard Community Church in Bloomington with Rev. David G. Schunk officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 pm at Garland Brooke Cemetery in Columbus.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Crisis Pregnancy Center/Hannah House in Bloomington or the Olcott Center (Cancer Support) in Bloomington.

Condolence may be sent online to Tom’s family at