Global Ministries is saddened to learn of the death of Wade D. Rubick

Global Ministries is saddened to learn of the death of Wade D. Rubick

Global Ministries is saddened to learn of the death of Wade D. Rubick

Wade Drew Rubick
June 20, 1921 – August 1, 2014

Wade Drew Rubick was born June 20, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the second son of Francis and Lorelle Rubick. Wade served in the United States Army in World War II, assigned to the Pacific Theatre and later served during the occupation of Japan. Wade retired from the United States Army Reserves in 1981, having earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Wade earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Park College in 1941 and earned his LLB at the University of Missouri School of Law in 1949. He practiced law in Kansas City until moving to Indianapolis in 1960 to serve as General Counsel of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, including for the Division of Overseas Ministries (today Global Ministries). As General Counsel, and through his work with the Board of Church Extension, Wade helped to establish church congregations around the world.

Wade served his community wherever and however opportunities arose. He served on the Parks Board in his beloved Kansas City, and served in Indianapolis on the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, working each year on the Abe Lincoln Awards program. He worked with the Boy Scouts of America and was given the Silver Beaver Award from the Crossroads of America Council in 1985. He established Club 31 for retirees from the General Offices of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He worked with the Central Indiana Council on Aging and volunteered at Community Hospital East. Wade went wherever he was needed, he helped however he could.

Wade met Margaret Eleanore Clark and married her August 8, 1964 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died August 1, 2014, one week shy of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Wade’s two sons, Mark Alan Rubick and Steven Jay Rubick; and his six grandchildren – Stephanie, Reagan, Quin, Olivia, Ava and William — loved him dearly.

During his life, Wade lived through the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. He saw the beginning of the Atomic Age and watched men walk on the moon. He saw telecommunications and computers change the way we lived; he saw the world population grow even as means of travel made the world smaller. He saw wonders in his life and tried to live each day to the fullest. He was a lawyer, a minister, an officer and a counselor. He was a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a grandfather. He was a friend to many and never met a stranger. He lived a full life and he will be missed.

Wade is survived by his wife, his sons, his daughters-in-law and his grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Geist Christian Church, 8550 Mud Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256 on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with Wade’s family one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Board of Church Extension, the Christian Church Foundation (all P.O. Box 1986, Indianapolis IN 46206), Geist Christian Church or to the Boy Scouts of America Crossroads of America Council. Please share memories at  Condolences also may be sent to Mrs. Margaret Rubick, 10849 Tournament Lane, Indianapolis, IN  46229.