Rodric Wayne Huber, 79 of Port Charlotte, lost his 7-month battle with cancer on Monday, January 29, 2024, but gained his freedom to live forever with his Lord in glory.
Rod is survived by his wife - Mary Huber, Children: Rod (Megan) Huber, Brett (Cinda) Huber, Candace (David) Wade, and Travis (Jenn) Huber; Grandchildren: McKayla, Leighton and Ashtyn Huber, Tanner and Kiley Huber, Maverick, Tye, McGregor, Claire, Logan and Chloe Wade, Hollie (Alex) Malott, Hunter (Bianka) Huber and Hayden Huber; Great-grandchildren: Heidi, Margot and Betty Malott, Oliver and Lincoln Huber; and Siblings: Gene (Barbara) Huber, Chris (Sharon) Huber, Peggy Huber, John (Beverly) Huber, and Wanda (Jake) Hoerr. He was a beloved brother, uncle, father, grandfather, husband, pastor, brother in the Lord, friend, confidante, prayer warrior, seeker of the lost and passionate lover of Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his Grandson - Canyon Wade, Sister - Sandee Price, Parents - Eugene and Mildred Huber, Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law - Ben and Ruth Ann Hodel.
Rod grew up enjoying life on the farm in Francesville, Indiana. He was a hard worker and loved his summers working with his uncles on their farms. He graduated from Winamac High School in 1962. Rod and Mary were married on a snowy winter Sunday in February, 1967 a few months after he became eligible for the Vietnam War draft and his graduation from Purdue University. Four months after their wedding Rod and Mary answered God’s call to surrender their lives to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and promised to follow Him whatever and wherever He wanted them to do or go. Rod was a State Farm Insurance agent in DeMotte for 28 years while working in ministry. He received a Master’s Degree in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and served as a pastor with the Apostolic Christian Church and Faith Evangelical Bible Church in Valparaiso. His great joy in this life was to glorify his God and tell others of salvation through Jesus Christ. Rod served many years with Overseas Instruction in Counseling and later taught Bible classes at three Assisted Living homes in Florida. He was a member of Peace River Baptist Church in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Ministry and family were of the utmost importance for Rod. He loved to travel and he combined the two by taking his family on mission trips here in the States and to other countries. He was excited about traveling with Mary to see the wonderful and marvelous creation of God’s hand here in the United States.
A visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Valley Baptist Church, 255 Cr 325 East (Rigg Rd.), Valparaiso, IN, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 PM, which will be livestreamed at vbcvalpo.online.church. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brookdale Senior Living in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mary and the whole Huber family. -James and Jill Hitz
Prayers lifted for each of you at this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with you all. Love, -Tim and Donna
Our sympathy for your loss. May Heaven be more glorious for you. -Harold and Sherry Fritz
I remember you so well Rod. Stacy miller leman is my cousin. Jerry and Janice my parents. Prayers for your family. May you feel the love of Jesus wrapping his arms around you. Praying for you all!! -Sandra Waibel
To Mary and the entire family, you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Rod. He was, and is, a man who put his faith and hope in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and now has heard those wonderful words...."well done, good and faithful servant.....enter into the joy of your master". -Philip Beer II
Mary and Family, Memory's flood our mind. And they are all special. Rod put our feet on solid ground. He was a true servant for God. We will be praying for you! -Mike and Claudia Thomas
Hugs and prayers of Comfort for the Huber Family. May the Hope we have in Christ comfort you all. Caring, -Scott and Marianne Rice
Our prayers for God’s comfort, grace, and peace are with Mary and the family! We have such fond memories of serving with Rod and Mary with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, as well as getting to see them a couple of times when we were visiting family in Florida. Rod was such a godly, friendly, and encouraging follower of Jesus, -and we always felt enriched after having spent time with him. We know that God greatly used Rod to build His kingdom! We are sad that he is gone, but we rejoice that Rod is home with His Savior! -Jack and Sue Klosheim
Rod was a special man. He helped me early on in my spiritual journey, and I’m so thankful. My love and prayers are with you all as you walk through your grief. It’s so hard to say “goodbye”, but what a blessing to know you will see him again. It brings a smile to my face when I think of our dads together in their heavenly home. Love you all. -Stacy Leman
My prayers and sympathy are with the entire family. He was a very kind man who helped others expecting nothing in return. May he rest in the peace of our Lord. -Nancy Gifford
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss him dearly. His hugs, his smile and his laugh. I loved him very much. He is now with our savior for eternity. And I’m sure he heard, “well done, my good and faithful servant”. -Rick Rondinelli
Our prayers are with your family as you rest in the comfort that comes from the Spirit! I remember Rod as a good friend to my dad and a powerful preacher with a heart for the lost! Such a wonderful man of God! I can still picture him preaching many years ago at ACYF day in Bloomington, IL with such passion and concern! May God be with all of you! -Sue (Heinold) Plattner