Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Rex D. Bunch

May 4, 1958May 18, 2020
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Rex D. Bunch, 62, of Columbus, passed away May 18, 2020 at 8:10 p.m., peacefully, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born May 4, 1958 in Columbus, Indiana to Charles (Jack) and Nelda Jean (Woodcock) Bunch. Rex was a graduate of Columbus High School, Class of 1976. He married Teresa (Barnes) Bunch on September 8, 1979. Rex worked for NTN Driveshaft as a Production Supervisor. He was an avid outdoorsman. Rex loved to help others by shoveling snow, doing repairs, and cutting and delivering firewood.

Rex is survived by his loving wife, Teresa; daughter, Kaitlyne (Ethan) Ellis of Columbus; siblings, Nelda Wright and Jeff “Bo” (Crystal Graves) Bunch, all of Columbus; and sisters-in-law, Wanda Artist and Karen (Curt) McIntosh, all of Columbus. He is also survived by nieces and nephews; Todd Wright, Alisha “Nikki” Miracle, Justin Bunch, Wesley Bunch, Allyson Bunch, Angie (Andy) Wiggins, Tricia (Jim) Brookover, Brea (Stacy York) Brewer, and Clint (Penny) Ahrmann; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Bunch; father Jack Bunch; sister, Jackie Miracle; and brother, Daryl Bunch.

There will be a private funeral service on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Myers-Reed Chapel with burial following at Flatrock Baptist Cemetery. A public service will be held at a later date.

A visitation will be held Monday, May 25, 2020 from 1 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, visitors may experience a wait time and may be asked to wait outside. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Please leave condolences or special memories of Rex online at: www.Myers-Reed.com.


  • Teresa L. (Barnes) Bunch, Wife
  • Kaitlyne Ellis (Ethan), Daughter
  • Nelda Wright, Sister
  • Jeff "Bo" Bunch (Crystal Graves), Brother
  • Wanda Artist, Sister-in-law
  • Karen McIntosh (Curt), Sister-in-law
  • Todd Wright, Nephew
  • Alisha "Nikki" Miracle, Niece
  • Justin Bunch, Nephew
  • Wesley Bunch, Niece
  • Allyson Bunch, Niece
  • Angie Wiggins (Andy), Niece
  • Tricia Brookover (Jim), Niece
  • Brea Brewer (Stacy York), Niece
  • Clint Ahrmann (Penny), Nephew
  • Also surviving are several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Bunch; father, Jack Bunch; sister, Jackie Miracle; and brother, Daryl Bunch.

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  • John Hilderbrand (friend), Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Ketron (friend), Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Noblitt (friend), Active Pallbearer
  • Dick Rodgers (friend), Active Pallbearer
  • G.J. Kelly (friend), Active Pallbearer
  • Stacy York (nephew), Active Pallbearer
  • Andy Wiggins (nephew), Active Pallbearer
  • Clint Ahrmann (nephew), Active Pallbearer
  • Jim Brookover (nephew), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeff "Bo" Bunch (brother), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Korbin Guffey (friend), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Logan Gill (friend), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nick Seavers (friend), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Baker (friend), Honorary Pallbearer
  • Zack Lee (friend), Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Private Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Rex D. Bunch

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Sandra Martins

May 29, 2020

Teresa & Kaitlynn, I am so sorry to hear about Rex, this is what happens when we no longer get the newspaper. I haven't seen Rex in years but I know his loss will be felt by many! He was just that kind soul that left an imprint on your heart! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!🙏🏻❤️

Marcia Shultz

May 28, 2020

Just a note to let you know I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you were so close and this is so devastating for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcia Shultz

Bob & Rhonda Hill

May 25, 2020

Teresa just to let you know Bob and I are holding you in our prayers.


May 25, 2020

Teresa and Kaitlyne,
Rex was such a great guy.
No matter how much time had pass between seeing Rex.
He always had a smile, a funny memory to share, or new story to tell.
He truly will be missed,
Linda and Kenny Lewis

Ken & Kay Miller

May 25, 2020

Dear Teresa and Kaitlyne,

We were so sorry to hear of Rex's illness and his passing. He was a wonderful man and will be terribly missed by so many. May God give you comfort in the coming days as you treasure the memories of your life together.

Loving hugs from Ken and Kay Miller

Crystal Reeves

May 25, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Rex last Summer. He was such a nice and wonderful man. Praying for the family and friends of Rex. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Debbie Thompson

May 25, 2020

Rex and Theresa amazing (good) people.
Thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Williams

May 25, 2020

Dear Theresa, Kaitlyn,and family,

We are so sorry about the loss of your dear husband and dad. We fell privileged to have known him as a great friend. Rex was so giving, kind, compassionate, and, if he was aware of anyone in need, he was always there. His love for his wife and daughter were quite evident. We will miss him. We pray that you will find peace, rest, and healing in the days to come.

With much sympathy,
Jeff and Cindy Williams

Carolyn Wisdom

May 23, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Rex. You and the Family have my deepest
Sympathy. Rex and your son n law stop by when grandson got the lawn mower stuck in ditch by the road they ask if we needed help, they did what we couldn't
do they did it the first time. We really appreciate it. Prayers for you and the Family. Love

Max and Sara Zeigler

May 22, 2020

Dearest Teresa,
We are so sorry for your loss of Rex
We thought a lot of him. He was a really nice person. He will be missed and will live in your heart forever . May God comfort you

Max and Sara Zeigler
Little River SC


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