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“Our true hero! Forever in our hearts and dreams. Especially, through the eyes of your beautiful children. We will never give up the fight you...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Robin LaFollette - Wimberley, TX

“Amber and family, Sorry to hear of your loss! I remember going to Orlando for training while with Navistar. The first time I had an opportunity to...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: James Restemayer - La Vergne, TN

“My condolence to the family. I was a co-worker of Nate's at Navistar and used to travel on occasion to NAV Assembly plants with him. Just an all...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Greg Sutter - Ft Wayne/Leo, IN

“We are so saddened to know of Nate's passing. Your family is in our hearts. Nate was always so friendly and always had a smile on his face. Please...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Daniel, Leslie., and Emma Edgar - IN

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of such a nice, fun, caring person as Nathan. Nathan was a good friend and coworker. Nathan helped me...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Todd Honnigford - Aurora, IL

“You came into this family not knowing what you were getting into and you stuck with us. We all love you, your joy and laughter is inspiring. Your...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Kristal Whitley - Monroe, GA

“Amber and family and friends, I am so sorry for the loss of such a great one - family man, friend, and coworker. I had the pleasure of working with...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Doug Stahl - Fort Wayne, IN

“Nathan and I worked in the same building and always passed each other. He always had such a beautiful smile. When he was first diagnosed I couldn...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Orvetta Kidd - Columbia City, IN

“We will always remember those great times at the pool, with Nate and Amber and the dogs and the twins And then came their own babies. Nate, you were...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Tonya Brown - Kokomo, IN - Friend

“Nathan was a great Engineer to work with; a fellow Purdue alumni and fellow technology grad; My prayers to the family for your loss, I am blessed to...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Gary Pomeroy - Fort Wayne, IN

“Amber and entire Boothby family, I am truly sorry to learn of your loss. Nate was a great friend and a True Boilermaker. He was a positive influence...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: tracy stevens - ft wayne, IN

“My sincere condolences for the entire Boothby family. I work with Jack and I have been truly inspired by Nate's will and fight. The love you all have...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Greg Rhees - Kokomo, IN

“The Navistar TRC family was fortunate to know and work with Nathan. We were blessed to watch his family grow. Heartfelt thanks to Amber for allowing...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Cheryl McCormick - Fort Wayne

“Amber and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Nathan & I worked together for several years at Navistar. Nathan was a dedicated worker with an...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: George Huffman - Hardeeville, SC

“Amber, my condolences to you and the kids on Nathans passing. Nate was a great guy to work with over the years we worked at Navistar. We shared many...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: David Crose - Indianapolis, IN

“I'm so sorry to hear of Nate's passing, I've been following his journey on the Caring Bridge sight. Nate was a classmate of my son Travis and played...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Anita Dungan

“Amber, my condolences to you and the entire Boothy family. ”
17 of 37 | Posted by: Myra Shelby Scott - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss, keeping you and the kids in my thoughts ”
18 of 37 | Posted by: Ed McKinney - Port Charlotte, FL

“We will have our thoughts and prayers with the entire Boothby family. ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Cubert - Kokomo, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Boothby family. ”
20 of 37 | Posted by: Anita Payton - Fort Wayne, IN

“Keeping your entire family in thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Angie Harrell - Kokomo, IN

“Grew up just down the road from Nate and Matt. Had some of the best times with him growing up. As we got older School,Jobs, and Family made it hard...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Mike Steltenkamp - Kokomo

“Although it has been many years since I last saw Nate, my memories of him full of fun and laughter. I even remember the silly songs he used to sing...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Kari Lysse - Atlanta, GA

“I met Nate at a pareenting class last year. I remember him fondly as a great crack-er of jokes and his friendly smile. Our sons, Caleb and Cannon,...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Sarah Randolph - Columbia City, IN

“Nathan was a great guy. He was my go to guy at Navistar. When I had an electrical issue he always had the answer. He love his family and spoke about...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Don Davis - Columbia City, IN

“I'm so sorry to learn of Nathan's passing! His perseverance and indomitable spirit were inspiring! While at Navistar, I found Nathan to be very...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Rick Mink - Wolcottville, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. ”
27 of 37 | Posted by: Rick & Diane Coffman - Kokomo, IN

“So sorry for your loss of a family member at such a young age ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Jan Kirk-Hylden - Kokomo

“I did not know Nathan personally, only professionally. In the time I interacted with him I developed a great respect and admiration for him. He was...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Betty Kunard - Fort Wayne, IN

“Hi Jack and Ruthanne, So sorry to hear of Nathans passing. My heart is with you along with prayers for your healing . I may be a...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Jackie Maurer - Lima, OH - Family

“Nathan was a fun guy to be around and as genuine as they come. My deepest condolences to all. ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: Casey Hiers - Westfield, IN

“Amber and children,I wanted to tell you that we're sorry for your loss and also let you know that you have been-and still are- in my thoughts and...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Janice (Hudson) Languell - Peru, IN

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Nathan at USSI. He always had a smile and was an inspriation. He is going to be missed. ”
33 of 37 | Posted by: Debra Marshall - HUNTINGTON, IN

“Sorry for your loss.Nathan will truly be missed.I worked with him at Ussi/ultra electronics. ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Laura Watson - Akron, IN

“Nathan was my boss at Ussi. He was an amazing person who love his job and would always talk to you even if he wasn't feelong good after he had a...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Audene. Rector - Columbia City, IN

“Amber - I am so sorry for your loss. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Jodi Fester - Churubusco, IN

“I will miss you Nathan. God bless you and your family ”
37 of 37 | Posted by: Kathe Delacruz - garrett, IN

Nathan "Nate" W. Boothby, 38, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 after a four year battle with cancer. Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Nate was the son of Jack and Ruthanne Boothby. He graduated from Western High School and earned his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineer Technology from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He worked with Navistar for 11 years prior to working up to the end of his life at Ultra Electronics as Production Program Manager. Nate was a wonderful son, a loving husband, a caring dad, and an awesome, "smart ass" friend. His life revolved around his family, especially his wife Amber, and his two children, Harbor and Cannon. When Nate wasn't working he enjoyed relaxing on the boat with a beer in his hand or working on a project around the house. Nate also enjoyed being outside, shooting, watching Purdue Football, was always up for a good political debate, listening to music, and being around family and friends. Nate highly disliked bees, and was not prompt for anything, and everything in life was a competition (he didn't handle losing well). Nate loved to learn and with that knowledge he always passed it on to his children. He left his unique impression on those he met and that will never be forgotten. Surviving are his wife, Amber Boothby of Fort Wayne; children, Harbor Boothby, Cannon Boothby; parents, Jack and Ruthanne boothby of Kokomo; brother, Matthew (Beth) Boothby of Bloomington and children (Alex, Eli, Kaitlyn); grandpa, Jack Boothby; brother-in- laws, Riley Hudson of Fort Wayne, Tyler Hudson of Muncie, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. A Celebration of Nate's Life will be at 6 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 with a time for food and fellowship beginning at 5 pm and extending until 9 pm at Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To sign the online guest book, go to