RENO BEN “DUKE” DEMUTH, 87, of Evansville, IN, retired local pastor, passed away on July 1, 2022.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Blue Grass United Methodist Church, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Blue Grass United Methodist Church and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.

Reno is survived by his wife of 67 years, Florence (Ellis) DeMuth; daughters, Sherry DeMuth, Pam (Mike) Schultz, and Alison (Tony) Niemeier; grandchildren, Michael J. Schultz, Stephanie Kelley, Evan DeMuth Lochmueller, and Kenan DeMuth Lochmueller; great-grandchild, Sadie Schultz; and brother, Dan (Melba) DeMuth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Carson or Bluegrass United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be left for the family on the funeral home website or sent to Florence DeMuth at 1508 Kennel Dr #B, Evansville, IN 47710, or

Reno served Wesley Champel UMC of Floyd County (’55-’57); Jasper Shiloh UMC (’58-’60); Brazil Union UMC (’62-’66); Yankeetown UMC (’66-’68); Gentryville Garrison Chapel UMC (’69-’71); Selvin UMC (’69-’71); Cynthiana UMC (’71-’84); Stewartsville UMC (’71-’84); Evansville St. Paul’s UMC (’84-’94); Black’s Chapel UMC (’84-’94); Mt Vernon Faith UMC (’84-’94); Hatfield UMC (’94-’09); Blue Grass UMC (’09-’18); and Howell UMC (’18-’19).