Hugh Wayne Rout

January 2, 1943January 25, 2019

Hugh Wayne Rout, 76, a resident of El Paso Texas and Knox Co., Indiana died January 25, 2019 at his residence. Wayne worked in Executive positions in manufacturing plants on both sides of the border. He attended Fritchton High School, obtained an associate degree from Vincennes University and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He was a huge sports fan and loved to watch the BYU Cougars. Wayne was a long time ticket holder and traveled out of state to the games. He loved to travel and visited every state in the union and traveled to over 45 countries. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Nancy Miller Rout (married for 52 years), his daughter Annecia and husband Greg Hasler of Moraga, CA, his son David Rout and wife Linda of El Paso, and his son Timothy Rout and wife Laura of Corydon, Indiana, and two brothers-in-law Roger Miller and wife Teresa of New Castle, Indiana, and Jeffrey Miller of Bloomfield, Indiana. Wayne has ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his mother Katie Marie Hoffman, father Hugh William Rout, a sister Kathryn Rout Marchino and two brothers James Edward and Harold Rout. Wayne was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He served as a missionary in the Oregon Eugene Mission and as a Center Manager of the LDS employment Resource Center as well as other church callings. Visitation will be at the Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5054 Doniphan Drive 79932 between the hours of 6:30-8:30 pm on Friday, February 1st. A Funeral service will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, February 2nd at the Church on 400 Rosemont Drive in El Paso 79922. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, Indiana, on Saturday February 9th.


  • Nancy Rout, Wife



  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019


  • Interment

Hugh Wayne Rout

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January 28, 2019

Words cannot express how painful it was when I heard of Wayne leaving us. He was an inspiration to all of us in the Materials department while working at Elamex, and a mentor that we always look up to.
Wayne always inspired many of us in the office to strive to be better members of staff by working as a team towards achieving the organization goals. I feel so proud of being a team member of the best Supply Chain Executive I ever met.
I always considered Wayne to be not just my boss and mentor, but my second Father.
Mine and my family sincere condolences to his family grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. In such moments the words would be superfluous … We are with our minds and soul along with those who were privileged to know them.

Susan Mucha

January 27, 2019

Wayne was one of the finest individuals I have ever known. It was a privilege to work with him and I valued his friendship post-Elamex. It's hard to pinpoint a single memory because there are so many good ones, from his "half day" (7 am-7 pm) workday schedule at Elamex to his humorous powerpoints at strategic planning meetings to the side trip to the BMW museum the year we went to the Productronica trade show in Munich and his comments about the dangers of "family style" restaurants on sales trip to remote parts of the U.S.--Wayne was always adding humor and fun to the activities in which he engaged. Professionally, he was one of the best supply chain management executives I've ever met. Personally, he had a servant mentality and spent his life helping others in any way he could. He will be missed. Nancy, you and your family are in my prayers.