Darryl W. Gustin, 75, of Pendleton, passed away on Feb. 20, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Anderson, the son of Gerald "Bud" and M. Joan Gustin. He spent all of his youth in the Markleville area. As a youngster, he was given the nickname "Luke". He was a skilled athlete and received 10 varsity letters in high school at Markleville and held the school record in the low hurdles.
He married his wife, Ann (Kline) in 1975, and they lived in Pendleton. He graduated from Ball State University and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He retired from Guide (GM) in 1999 after 30 years of service. He spent most of his career as a buyer in the purchasing department.
He loved to golf and was a past member of Idlewold (now Fall Creek), Edgewood, and Herons Glen. He served as a member on the board of directors at both Idlewold and Edgewood. He was active in coaching Little League baseball and Little League basketball in the Pendleton area for many years.
He also enjoyed watching IU basketball, rooting for the Red Sox, playing euchre with his co-workers, doing yard work, wearing tropical print shirts, listening to Kenny G music, and most of all, spending time with his family. He was a blood donor and donated for many years at work and in Florida. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Anderson and attended Grace United Methodist Church in Florida.
In 2004 he moved to Southwest Florida to enjoy his retirement. He became a ""snowbird"" in 2019, splitting his time between Pendleton and Florida so that he could spend more time with his family.
Darryl was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Paul and Patricia Kline; and many special uncles, aunts, cousins, and his best friend, Bob Collier.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; and two sons, Ryan of Anderson, and B.J. (Bea) of Carmel; three grandchildren, Ethan, Jake and Josie of Carmel; his brother, Dean (Nina) of Middletown; and his brothers and sisters in-laws, Tim (Nina) Kline of Anderson, Patrick (Celeste) Kline of Ocala, Florida, and Dr. Elisabeth Kline of Indianapolis. His aunt, Mary Gustin of Markleville also survives. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as his fraternity big brother and close friend, Roger Mullins.
Darryl chose to be cremated. Calling hours will be at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m., with funeral services following at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pendleton Heights Middle School Athletic Department at 7450 S. 300 W, Pendleton, IN 46064.