Ross Cook, 65

April 3, 1949 — May 30, 2014Ross L. Cook, 65, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:27 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Born April 3, 1949, in Allen County, he was the son of Jack A. and Gloria J. (Gruesbeck) Cook.A lifetime resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1967 and attended Ivy Tech. Ross served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On June 12, 1982, he married Rebecca L. Auer at Hope Lutheran Church, Coesse. He had worked at Essex from 1969 until 1979 and retired from Bosch in Albion in 2006. He is a member of Hope Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 98 and the Elks Lodge 1417.He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Rebecca Cook; son, Todd (Erin) Cook of Columbia City; daughters, Robyn (Ross Reed) Tuttle and Jenaca (Miles) Wolfe both of Columbia City; brothers, Randy Cook of North Webster and Ryan (Karen) Cook of Columbia City; sister, Reisa (John) Snyder of Columbia City; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.A memorial service will start at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. His memorial gathering will follow until the Elks’ service at 7 p.m. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Cook’s memory to Humane Society of Whitley County. Visit to read Ross’s life story.