Patrick Martin Rust

May 27, 1960August 1, 2018

Patrick Martin Rust died of heart failure Wednesday, August 1 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 58 years old.

Born May 27, 1960, in Columbus, Ind., Pat was the youngest of six children born to Philip C. Rust Jr., and Joan Ellen McAdams. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Columbus North High School in 1978. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University in 1982. Pat was a lifelong lover of music, art, reading and sports. He learned to play golf with his brothers at Harrison Lake Country Club and was a member of the North golf team in high school. Born into a family of fierce competitors, Pat loved games of all sorts. He always had a dollar to place a bet on I.U. against his Purdue alumnus brother and Wisconsin alumni parents and sister. He shaved his head in support of the I. U. men’s championship basketball team in 1981. He thrived on creating pools for March Madness or just about any other sports competition.

Early in his career, Pat was employed by the Golf Club of Indiana and the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass. A move to Chicago took him to the Chicago Board of Trade, where he was employed by LFG/Refco Futures and Barnes & Co./Argus for a total of 22 years. He grew to love the City of Chicago and became a big fan of the Cubs, the Bears and the Bulls. In the final years of his life, he served as a caddie at Pablo Creek Golf Club in Jacksonville.

Pat was preceded in death by an infant sister Susan, his parents and his nephew Lt. Cmdr. John McAdams Baker. He is survived by his brothers, Philip C. Rust III (Shirley), of Indianapolis; John Edward Rust of Fishers, Ind.; Thomas Enright Rust (Debbie) of Jacksonville; sister Barbara Rust Brown (Jack) of Williamsburg, Va.; nieces and nephews Christi Rust Crimmins, Michelle Rust Chastain, Brian Rust, Matt Rust, Jackson Rust, Nick Rust, Ashley Rust Chamberlain and Joan Baker; 18 great nieces and nephews; two newly discovered first cousins and countless friends, classmates and colleagues.

A Memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, September 28 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th Street, Columbus, with visitation at 9 a.m. in the church narthex. Private family burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.

The family requests contributions in Pat’s memory to the Varsity Club Annual Giving Fund, which supports scholarships to varsity athletes, Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, Indiana 47402.

Online condolences may be left for the family at:


  • Varsity Club Annual Giving Fund


  • Gathering Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Friday, September 28, 2018

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Mary Echsner Moore

September 24, 2018

So very sorry to hear about the loss of Patrick . I remember him as well as his siblings growing up. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family at this very difficult time.
Mary Echsner Moore

Chris Mauthe

September 21, 2018

WOW !! What sadness. Just as I was trying to figure out where my long time friend might be these days. My brother sends me the sad news of his passing. I have lived in Florida for years and randomly kept in touch. I would always go to Venice when your mother would visit mine. Just so I could get the latest news on ole "Patrick" All those fun years on the lagoons skating or riding our bikes. Pat and I kept in touch up until I got married and the moved to Lakeland, FL. I will never forget those backyard football games or basketball games with family and friends from around Riverview Acres. Those are the memories I will cherish forever. I will forever, think of Pat when I see IU basketball or football or even his favorite Chicago teams. What a fun individual to be around. No matter what might have bothered me at anytime. I just needed a short dose of Pat to put all the crud of the day behind me. He always made fun of my 25 handicap in golf. I simply looked forward to the next green. Forget how I got there. On the other hand he would be there in two or three shots. Anyway ! I share in the families loss. He will never be forgotten and always remembered when I place my March Madness bets. Marlene and I wish to express our heart felt condolences to the entire Rust family.

Our deepest sympathies - Chris & Marlene Mauthe