On Dec. 6, 1915, he was born in Kosciusko County to James O. and Nellie (Devenney) Tuttle. He married Mary Naomi Studebaker on June 3, 1945, in South Whitley, Ind.
Gordon was a lifetime resident of Warsaw where he was a self-employed farmer, retiring in the early 1990’s. He attended high school in Pierceton and then Larwill where he graduated. Gordon served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, European Theatre from 1943 – 1945.
He was a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, Warsaw, Gideons International and Farm Bureau. He also enjoyed gardening.
Gordon is survived by his wife: Mary Naomi Tuttle, Warsaw; two daughters: Jayne St. Marie, Palm Beach, Fla.; and Carol Whitesell, Warsaw; one son: James (Virginia) Tuttle, Rochester Hills, Mich.; two sisters: Helen Smith, North Webster, Ind.; and Marilynne Curtis-Stauffer, Warsaw; nine grandchildren: Richard and Alec Prentice, Michael, Jenny, Jackie, Kristie and Adam Whitesell, Lori Price and Paula Olson; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Morris and two sisters, Betty and Marjorie.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home with Pastor Holly White officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
The family requsts memorial contributions to be made to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 446, Pierceton, IN 46562; Kosciusko Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196; or to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 766, Winona Lake.