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Michael R. Bain

24 October, 196830 January, 2021
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Michael Ronald Bain

Indianapolis- Michael R Bain, 52, died January 30, 2021 at St Vincent’s Hospital. He was born October 24, 1968, at Hendricks County Hospital the 5th of 6 children to Jack and Madonna Bain. Michael is predeceased in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife Bridget (Hynds), children: John (Jack), Lucy and Eleanor, Siblings: Ken (Amy) Bain, Jackie (Mike) Meunier, Dave (Cathy) Bain, Donna (Jon) Murray and Steve (Denise) Bain.

Mike’s idyllic youth started as a child drawing Military uniforms with passion and ended with entire summers spent staffing Scouting adventures at Ransburg in Indiana and Philmont in New Mexico. He was an Eagle Scout, Minisino Firecrafter, and served on the Eagle Scout Board of Review. Mike graduated from Brownsburg High School, Class of 1987. He earned a BA in Economics from Indiana University in 1991 and then received a Law Degree at Indiana University at Indianapolis in 1994. He began his law career as a Deputy Prosecutor in Hendricks County before eventually becoming a Senior Partner at Hume, Smith, Geddes, Green and Simmons. He tried multiple cases to juries, represented clients before the Indiana Appellate Court and was admitted to the Supreme Court and 7th Circuit. Mike was a member of the Indiana Bar Association, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Defense Research Institute, Indianapolis Law Club and regularly recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer. However, in keeping with the spirit of Michael, his impressive resume was not his focus. His interests centered on family and friends.

After a chance meeting on a trip to an IU football game, Mike and Bridget found something special and built their life in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood in Indianapolis. Their 25 year marriage was centered on their three children. Mike was proud of the man his son Jack had become. Like many fathers, he absolutely adored his daughters Lucy and Eleanor and they had his heart. His family would describe Mike as a lifelong learner with a keen intellect always peppering those he met with questions due to his genuine interest in others.

Mike was a loyal friend, mentor, and a fun person to be around in most any setting. He had an incredible knack for remembering names, county seats, high school mascots, random World War II facts, sports trivia, or how his favorite team lost their last game. His quick wit and wry smile kept those around him on their toes. Mike loved listening to the Grateful Dead, a good fire, and sharing a drink with friends. He volunteered with numerous youth sports and cherished his time watching his son compete in junior hockey. Mike enjoyed his time as a youth lacrosse coach and followed his former players’ careers as they competed in high school. He was the voice of Chatard’s lacrosse programs for several years, manning his public address duties with colorful commentary and a vast playlist for breaks in the action. The last football game he attended was capped by ringing the Monon Bell with his son Jack, who played for the DePauw Tigers that day. Mike was a devout Catholic and 25 year member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Mike, we’d love to have more time to pepper you with questions because at your very core was Love. As he was a long-time supporter of youth sports, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Indianapolis Catholic Youth Organization.

Visitation from 3-7 PM at Leppert Mortuary in Nora, Friday, February 5th

Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Saturday, February 6th at 11:00 AM

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Robert Myers

6 February 2021

Bridget and the Bain Family,

I was really sad when I heard the news that Mike had passed away. I remember our time together coaching the 5th and 6th grade Saints Lacrosse team. We had a lot of fun times coaching and it was great to see Mike announcing the Chatard Girl’s Lacrosse games. He will be missed but I have fun memories of Mike. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Wickiser

5 February 2021

We are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family Bridget. God bless and keep you all.

The Wickiser Family

Beth Cox

5 February 2021

After years of hearing his dictations, MRB has continued to be, and I suspect, will always be a voice I hear in my head with every email or pleading I write. I feel like that is a good thing. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to know him, to laugh with him, and grow from learning from him. He was truly one of a kind and I am better for his influence. His loss is felt by many. My prayers for comfort and peace are with you all. Kind regards, Beth Cox (bc)

David & Lana Granson

4 February 2021

Bridget and family, we’re so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing! He was such a great, funny man !! May his soul Rest In Peace! Aunt Lana & Uncle Dave

Andy Mulvey

4 February 2021

Life is too short. So many fun nights sharing stories, debating sports, and enjoying some fine wine.

We will miss you buddy.

Troy Lingley

3 February 2021

Bridget,
I am so deeply saddened by the loss of Mike.
The thought of him brings a smile to my face. So many lunches we had over the years . . . he had a unique ability to be both interested and interesting. He always had so much to share about you, the kids and the dog, while always asking about what was happening in my life. As with most times with Mike, those lunches were filled with many laughs.
The trip he and I took to Amsterdam will forever be one of my favorites! Sooo many fond memories of my friend.
Your family is in my prayers.
Troy

Aimee Rivera Cole

3 February 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great lawyer and always a pleasure to work with. He had a great, witty sense of humor. He will be missed. My love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to his family.

greg black

3 February 2021

Mike is a very intelligent & fine lawyer who also is a fine man & believer with Christ today, it was my privilege to know him since the 1980's. My condolences to his family. greg black, danville

Stuart Green

3 February 2021

Janine and I recall meeting Michael at the Hynd's house on Walnut Street in Kokomo. He was dating Bridget and had crowded into the kitchen, along with us and most of the family. There was lots of laughter and high spirits with plenty of lively banter and Mike was giving as well as he got. We could tell that he was special to Bridget.

We are so sorry for his passing and the loss this brings to so many. May his memory forever be a blessing.

All our love to Bridget and her children.

Stuart, Janine, Alex, and Joe Green

Mark O'Loughlin

3 February 2021

It was an honor and privilege to know Mike all these years. We met as freshman at IU (Go Hoosiers), and had many adventures in Bloomington during college, and in Chicago thereafter when he would be in town. Mike was such a great person to know and spend time with....we shared many cocktails and we always laughed at everything. He was a great man, and I am very glad we became and stayed friends for all these years.

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