Shane Bontrager



Timothy “Shane” Bontrager, 47, of Columbus, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:06 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, in Indianapolis.

Shane was born March 12, 1974 in Elkhart, Indiana, the son of John and Judy (Miller) Bontrager. He married Cathy Jo (Meyer) Bontrager.

Shane graduated from Fairfield High School located in Goshen, Indiana in 1993. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran White Creek. Shane was employed at Toyota for 10 years as a welder. Shane was a former member on the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was highly involved in his children’s extracurricular activities. Shane was an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop 526. He was a Vigil Honor Member of Nischa Chuppecat OA Lodge #212 and an assistant scoutmaster for the Hoosier Trails Council National Youth Leadership Training.

The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. February 7, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran White Creek with Pastor Matthew Jung and Pastor Joshua Cook officiating. Calling will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran White Creek Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Boy Scout Troop 526 through the funeral home.

Survivors include his parents; his wife; a son, Paul Avery Bontrager; a daughter, Autumn Leann Bontrager; his step-mother, Marci Mullins; brothers, Bryan (Meagen) Mullins and Shaun (Dinah) Mullins all of Elizabethton, TN; a sister, Stephanie Bontrager of Goshen, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Murrell Mullins.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Jewell – Rittman Family Funeral Home would like to thank everyone in advance for wearing masks and practicing social distancing while attending gatherings.

You are invited to view his video tribute and light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the funeral home website

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