Tom Miller, 68

Captain Thomas “Tom” A. Miller, 68, of White Pigeon (formerly of Elkhart, Ind. and also Wakarusa, Ind.), passed away Oct. 30, 2013. He was born Sept. 16, 1945 in Elkhart, Ind. the son of the late Wilbur S. and Dorothy E. (Huster) Miller. Also preceded in death by a sister, Joann Ferrell.

Tom married Charita J. (Ganger) on Sept. 14, 1968 in Wakarusa, Ind. and she survives. He was an Elkhart High graduate in 1963 and also received his BA from the University of Nebraska in 1980. He was a Physician’s Assistant for 38 years, lastly working for Three Rivers Health. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Captain.

While in the Air Force he served at Homestead Air Force Base in Homestead, Fla., Pakistan-Karachi AFB, Andrews AFB in Washington, D.C., Shepherd AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas, Langley AFB in Hampton, Va., Hancock Field in Syracuse, N.Y., Incirlik Turkey, and also Grissom AFB in Peru, Ind.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Charita J. Miller; children, Wendi S. (John) Replogle of Wakarusa, Ind., Renee’ L. (Dave) Pugh of South Bend, Ind. and Todd A. (Jennifer) Miller of Ligonier, Ind.; a grandson, Andrew and three granddaughters, Taylor, Mary Lynn and Olivia.

Visitation for Tom will be on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. in Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, IN.

Funeral services will be on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Old Olive Cemetery, Elkhart County.  Officiating will be Rev. Bryan Balasa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, online condolences may be offered at

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