Jerry Wells Ruby, former United States Marine and retired Captain of the Columbus Fire Department, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 8, 2021. Born in Portsmouth Ohio April 9, 1940, to Dennis and Pauline Ruby, now deceased, Jerry is survived by his loving wife and companion of nearly 60 years, Helen; daughter Kristina (Larry) Wurm; sons Dennis (Heather) and Darren Ruby; grandchildren Zachary Griffith, Hannah (Tyler) Ludrowsky, Jacob, Garrett, Niklas and Rocco Ruby; and two great grandchildren Teagan Ludrowsky and Ruby Griffith. He also leaves behind sisters Sally (Bill) Wentzel, Betsy Kerr and Bonnie Elliott, and brothers Michael and Mark (Martina) Ruby, as well as many nieces, nephews, and special friends. During his nearly 33 years of dedicated service with the Columbus Fire Department, he was awarded several commendations. A sports enthusiast, Jerry was an excellent hunter, fisherman and, following in the footsteps of his father, an avid gardener. No doubt, God will put his talents to work in Heaven.
Family will receive friends, Monday, December 13, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43207. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 12 noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 80 E. Markison Avenue, Columbus OH 43207, with Pastor Edward Engelbrecht officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, OH. Those who wish to honor Jerry's memory may donate to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus OH 43214. To leave an online condolence on Jerry’s tribute page please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com