Gene Allen Ebright

May 2, 1950 - Sept. 21, 2011
MISHAWAKA - Rev. Gene Allen Ebright, 61, passed away at 3:32 am Wednesday, September 21, 2011. Rev. Ebright was born on May 2, 1950 in Antigo, Wisconsin to Rev. and Mrs. George F. Ebright, Sr. (Dorothy); both of his parents preceded him in death. At the age of six months, his family returned to Mishawaka, where he resided nearly all of his life. He leaves behind his wife of forty years, Ruth (Dudeck); two brothers, George, of Osceola, and Jack (Ruby), of Titusville, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He assisted his father many years at First Apostolic Church, accepting the mantle of pastorate on October 31, 1977, then passing that mantle on, July 13, 2011. During his thirty-four years plus of ministry, he preached in thirty-nine states and fifteen foreign countries. He served in the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ as a National Youth Secretary Treasurer, from 1980 until 1982; an Indiana District Home Missions/Foreign Missions Director; a State Board of Directors for the Blue Mountain Mississippi Children's Home; a trustee for the Indiana District; Indiana Camp Director; he served on several Indiana Camp committees, taught seminars in the ALJC Fellowship, and was a Regional Foreign Missions Director for the Asia-Pacific Region from 2003 until the time of his death. He was a faithful loving husband, a very devoted pastor, and he had a passion for souls. Our loss is heaven's gain. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 23rd in the First Apostolic Church, 802 East Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, from 6 until 9 pm. Friends may also visit on Saturday in the church one hour prior to the service. The service celebrating Rev. Ebright's life will be held in the church at noon, Saturday, September 24th with Bishop M.L. Walls, Rev. John Willis, and Rev. Todd Words officiating. Entombment is to follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Bubb Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published in South Bend Tribune on September 23, 2011

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