Kenneth Eugene “Ken” Bucher, 65, Warsaw, died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1955, in Wabash, to Eugene F. and Elizabeth C. (Bouse) Bucher.
He was a 1973 graduate of Wabash High School and received his associates degree in accounting from the International Business College in Fort Wayne. He married Charlyn Ann (Faurote) Wertenberger on Aug. 13, 1988; she died Sept. 7, 2017. He then married Gayle Manby on July 27, 2018. He was the former owner and CEO of Warsaw Chemical for 41 years and also owned the Power Kleen Car Wash in Wabash. He was a member of the Lake Tippecanoe Country Club and the PGA Village Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
He was an avid golfer, loved cars, especially classic cars and corvettes, sports, fishing, and was an avid Wabash High School, Purdue University and Chicago Bears fan. He grew up in Wabash, lived the past 40 years in Warsaw, and wintered in Port St. Lucie.
He is survived by his wife: Gayle Manby-Bucher, Warsaw; two children: Donnie (LaWanda) Wertenberger, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Deana Wertenberger, Columbia City; two grandchildren: Trevor (Catherine) Austin, Oklahoma City; and Alexis Cox, Silver Lake; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Larry (Chris) Bucher and David (Kristy) Bucher, both of Warsaw; and Jane (Tim) Denney and Ted (Tuesday) Bucher, both of Wabash. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his grandson: Lane Collier.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.
Preferred memorials are Alzheimers Association or American Cancer Society.