Rodger (Roddy) Reuther

May 4, 1944 - December 1, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Rodger (Roddy) Reuther

Rodger (Roddy) Reuther passed away after bravely battling many health issues. He was born in Terry, MT to Magdalena (Strobel) and Herbert Reuther. He lived his childhood on the Fallon Flat. He attended grades 1-5 in Marsh, 6-8 in Fallon, and 9-12 at Terry High School.

During his childhood he contracted polio and thanks to his mother, who took great care of him, he did not have any noticeable side effects.

He married Bev Rein on August 6th, 1965 at the Congregational Church in Fallon. They made their home on the CB Route unit in the late fall of 1966, when they moved to the Fallon Flat after the death of his dad. At that time, they took over the operation of the family farm. He took great pride in making every branding in the Cabin Creek area until moving to Terry.

Bev and Roddy worked side-by-side for 20 years’ operating the farm and ranch. While also living on the farm he was an active 4-H leader. During that time, they had two daughters: Suzanne in 1966 and Deidra in 1968.

In 1986, Bev and Roddy moved to Terry and he started his career at Farmers Union Oil working in agronomy and eventually moving to the bulk delivery fuel driver.

After having to retire early due to a back injury and back surgery, he started mowing lawns for many Terry residents, the church, and Bad Route rest area. Other jobs after retiring included helping Stevenson’s and Sons Funeral Home with visitations, cleaning the courthouse and the church with Bev. Roddy worked during beet harvest running the piler and helped drive sileage truck for the Tibbetts family during corn chopping.

His favorite job after retiring was operating the mosquito truck for the Town of Terry; he took great pride in that job. Roddy was active in the Terry Presbyterian Church.

Some of his favorite activities were bowling, getting together with the class of 1963, feeding his beloved dogs, and making sure his lawn was manicured properly. Roddy also enjoyed camping and fishing at Boulder River, Fort Peck, Holter Lake, Yellowstone River, and Shadehill. Strobel family reunions were a huge highlight of his life.

Before his health declined, he loved to decorate his yard for Christmas.

Roddy had a one and only grandchild, Samantha Reuther who was the apple of his eye. He enjoyed teasing her and making her cry. He enjoyed coming to all of her sporting events and activities that she participated in throughout her high school years. He texted her every morning “Good morning sunshine. What are you doing today?” Sam and her grandpa had an agreement that if she got all A’s she would get $50. All he wanted was to see her finish college. He was granted his final wish since she finished college a week before his passing.

Roddy also had a great relationship with his nephew Pete Rein. Both enjoyed teasing the other! Roddy enjoyed when Pete and Doug would take him hunting and fishing. Two weeks before he passed away, Roddy enjoyed one last fishing trip with Doug.

Roddy is survived by his daughters Suzie Reuther, Diedra (David) Johnson; granddaughter Samantha (Sam) Reuther; sister Donna (Glenn) Kuehn; niece Tara Kuehn (Patrick) Risner; a cousin Gary Lierman; many Strobel cousins; sister-in-law Marilyn (Elmer) Frank; and brother-in-law Doug (Caryn) Rein.

Roddy was preceded in death by the love of his life Bev Reuther and his parents.

If it wasn’t for bad luck Roddy would have no luck at all! And he never complained!

Private services were held on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Terry. A burial and celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2021. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.steven-