Obituary: Eugene M. Busche


Eugene M. Busche died Jan. 12 in Carmel at the age of 92 after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. Eugene was born on July 2, 1926, in Decatur to Louis Martin Busche and Ruby Edith Smith Busche.

Educated at West Lafayette High School (1944) and Indiana University School of Business (1950), Eugene was a Chartered Life Underwriter (1953) and a Fellow, Life Office Management Institute (1965).

Eugene was deeply committed to his family, including his wife of 64 years, Barbara Sherow Busche, whom he married on Aug. 1, 1954; son David (Tina, deceased 1998); grandchildren, Caleb, Patience and Taber Busche; and great-grandson, Kendren Busche; daughter Sara Cobb (David); and grandchildren Caroline, Melissa and Lewis Cobb. He also is survived by his twin sister, Rogene Busche Borden (Tom, deceased 2009) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Roger M. Busche (Edna) of Wichita Falls, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eugene also was a longtime member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, which he and his family joined in 1959. He served as chairman, Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Lay Leader and was active in various financial campaigns. Eugene served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 as a Yeoman second class later and as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where family and friends are invited to gather from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Visit to sign the online guest register.



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