Christopher Brian Ruttinger was born in April of 1959 in western Pennsylvania and raised in New Castle, PA. At 18 he moved out west to attend Arizona State University on a full ride football scholarship and it is in Mesa, AZ where Chris put down roots and built his life. He had a 30 year partnership with his brother and best friend at Western Penn Marketing, grew a beautiful family full of love and laughter and enjoyed his time on the golf course, traveling the world and putting a smile on the face of everyone he met.
He is survived by his mother Shirley Ruttinger; 2 brothers; his wife Lorrie; 4 children, Crystal (Stephen) Cummard, Colin (Heather) Ruttinger, Hayley (Brett) Miller, and Travis Ruttinger; 6 stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; nieces & nephews; and hundreds of friends. To know Chris, was to love Chris. He lit up any room he entered and had a magnetism that couldn’t be resisted. Chris- we will keep a bottle of ranch on hand in your honor always, you will be dearly missed by all, we love you.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6-8 PM at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Funeral services are Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1550 North Val Vista, Mesa, AZ 85213. A luncheon will follow from 12 – 2 PM at Golden Corral, 1318 North Cooper Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233.