Dwight Glen Covey

February 1, 1943September 10, 2018
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Dwight G. “Bud” Covey of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2018 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Dwight was born in Chapel Hill, Indiana on February 1, 1943. Dwight was a proud Marine having served in Vietnam. After the service he married Donna Hough on December 26, 1969 in Ellettsville. Dwight worked at Otis Elevator for 37 years retiring as a manager of engineering. He loved working and restoring classic cars and trucks, riding motorcycles especially his Triumph Scrambler, fishing, traveling and photography.He is survived by his loving wife Donna, his two sons; Aaron Covey and Chris (wife Molly)Covey, four grandchildren; Logan Day, Kailea Covey, Cheyenne Covey and Kody Covey and several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47401. Military Honors will be presented by the Monroe County Honor Guard and the US Marine Corp at 5 p.m. also in the funeral home. Online condolences may be given to the family at


  • Donna (Hough) Covey, Wife
  • Aaron Covey, Son
  • Chris (Molly) Covey, Son
  • Logan Day, Grandson
  • Kailea Covey, Granddaughter
  • Cheyenne Covey, Granddaughter
  • Kody Covey, Grandson
  • Mr. Covey also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many friends who will cherish his memory.



  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Military Honors Performed by the Monroe County Honor Guard and the US Marine Corp Friday, September 14, 2018


  • Burial of Ashes

Dwight Glen Covey

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Larry Livingston

September 17, 2018

Wow the stories about Bud that I have in my head. We've been friends for a long, long time and to say that his passing makes me sad, just doesn't say it deep enough. But the memories of the good times we spent together, will carry him always with me. Our main interests at the time was racing motorcycles, and the love of that sport took us all over the Midwest. I remember the time at the Rocky mtn National Enduro there was a very steep hill to get over, pure sand it was. I got stuck before the top and Bud was there to help pull me the rest of the way over. Or the time that Bud and I played the card game Cribbage for 36 straight hours. Always a laugh, always a good word. A true friend he was, and I will miss him until it is my time to go. Love the Covey family and God go with you all. Larry

Patty Booker

September 14, 2018

Our deepest symphony to the entire family. Gary worked with Bud many years at Otis. Aaron and our eldest son played football together as we often shared high school football games. Please accept our sincere condolences as we also grieve the loss of a wonderful man.
May god be with you at this troubled time,
Patty and Gary Booker

Regina Meyer

September 13, 2018

Condolences sent to the entire family. I was saddened to hear of the loss of a great man. Praying for the families comfort and peace during the hardest of times.

Regina Meyer & Family

Wanda Bennett

September 13, 2018

Donna, Iam sooo sorry to hear about Dwight. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this sad time . May God comfort you in your time of need & give you strength. . God Bless you & yours. Love ya Wanda

James & Vicki Frazo

September 12, 2018

Donna & family, so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. So many great memories at many laughs. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Jeff Torbenson

September 12, 2018

I worked for Bud in the late 1990's. He hired me into the Data Management group and I've been with Otis ever since. I thoroughly enjoyed working for Bud, he was a great manager.

Bea Burns

September 12, 2018

Donna, so sad to hear of Bud’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you, and your family and this difficult time.

Lana Norman

September 11, 2018

Maybe only a few people in the family know of this; My favorite and long lasting laughter between Bud and I was generated when he and Steve and I went mushroom hunting. I didn't know him well at the time, and he saw something the he insisted I come and see. Two turtles mating. Lol. I told him that that would be his Indian name from then on......Two Turtles, your laughter will be greatly missed. You always had something to say that relaxed the atmosphere and made people laugh. Much Love!