Robert Elba Montgomery
December 27, 1946 - January 13, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Scott and Sylvia Bare
Pete Kopetski
Michael Miller & Family
Michela (Sattler) Phillabaum
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Monday 1/18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A private family service

Robert “Bob” Elba Montgomery, 74, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on December 27, 1946, in Columbus, OH, to the late Forrest and Myrtle (Ellis) Montgomery. Bob attended Paris American High School in Fontainebleau, France.  After high school, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering…

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Scott Pazera left a message on June 6, 2021:
I am so sad to have just learned of Bob's passing. I was his bass and guitar instructor. I always appreciated Bob's tenacity and attention to his lessons with me. His smile will never be forgotten. Please cherish the great memories you shared with Bob as I know I will. Rest in peace Dr. Bob.
robert o henke jr left a message on April 10, 2021:
i went to high school with bob , paris american high. was 2 yrs ahead of bob. bob,s brother also attended . we lived in fountainbleau about 50 miles from school so we lived in a dormitory in paris. his brother was totally different then bob. bob , quiet , very motivated to learn . i,m sure he was well deserving of all the accolades he received during his tenure at purdue. my condolences to the family.
Ron Eminger left a message on February 12, 2021:
Bob and I went to Paris American High together,,his brother was my roommate there..Bob was active in track and playing trombone in the band..We lost touch for many years until our high school dormrats had some reunions and short get togethers then..Bob had not changed at all,,funny with dry wit and well educated..He always had a smile and kind word for everyone..prior to his death he and his wife came to visit us in Louisiana for a day...he had his first taste of cajun cooking and loved it..Now our Lord has Bob and we are pleased in knowing that,,we pray for his lovely wife as she remains with us..Bob was a good friend and I wished I had more time with him and his wife..he will be greatly missed.
LaVaughan Evans left a message on February 5, 2021:
Deepest Sympathy to the family. Bob showed devotion to His Savior. He was a blessing to many lives. LaVaughan Evans St. James.
Sarah Ferguson left a message on January 25, 2021:
Dr. Bob was one of my first contacts at Purdue for Freshman Engineering. I was also lucky to have him in the Fr. Engr. Honors class. What a wonderful introduction to Purdue and to Engineering. He was a truly special teacher.
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Jon Fricker left a message on January 20, 2021:
As a faculty colleague of Bob's, I had the privilege of serving with him on committees to improve our enginneering curriculum (e.g., ECC in ENAD) and working with him on projects to improve our local transportation system. I will miss Bob and his positive attitude.
Julie Miller left a message on January 20, 2021:
Dear Dave and Montgomery family, my sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your father. May you find comfort in each other and from your friends during this difficult time. Your friend at Purdue Fort Wayne, Julie Miller
Scott and Sylvia Bare left a message on January 19, 2021:
In memory of Robert Elba Montgomery, Scott and Sylvia Bare lit a candle
Jeanie Truelsen left a message on January 19, 2021:
Sorry to hear of Bibs passing my thoughts are with you Jeanie
Pete Kopetski left a message on January 19, 2021:
In memory of Robert Elba Montgomery, Pete Kopetski lit a candle
June Beigh left a message on January 18, 2021:
Jan, Rob, Dave and Chrissy Dave and I would like to express our sympathy for your loss of Bob. He possessed so much talent and a true love for his family. His wife and family carry through those genuine qualities. You know that I can never say enough good things about you all. So sorry we can not make the visitation but you are all surely in our hearts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything at all.
Khalil Ibrahim Dughaish left a message on January 18, 2021:
Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the pleasure working with with Bob at INDOT, when he was the System Asset Manager. God bless.
Loretta & Bud Schwarz & family left a message on January 18, 2021:
Dear Jan, Rob, Dave, Chrissy and all of your family. The Schwarz family sends their love and prayers for all of you at this difficult time. We will always remember Bob at St. James and how gifted he was with his music and his dedication to he career and to his beautiful family. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call Bud and myself. Sincerely, Loretta and Bud Schwarz
Ben Haley left a message on January 18, 2021:
I am one of many who fondly remember Dr. Bob from our engineering classes at Purdue. He was a wonderful teacher who invested as much time as necessary into helping students understand. He was an even more wonderful person who, when reconnecting with students decades later, was genuinely delighted to learn about their work. My prayers and condolences go to his family.
Michael Miller & Family left a message on January 18, 2021:
Rest In Peace.
Michela (Sattler) Phillabaum left a message on January 18, 2021:
In memory of Robert Elba Montgomery, Michela (Sattler) Phillabaum lit a candle
Becky Hoopingarner left a message on January 17, 2021:
So sorry Janice and family. Didn't see you guys much, but was good to catch up at Uncle Buck's funeral. He was always very friendly and nice. Not sure you remember but he even helped my youngest when he was at Perdue. God's peace for the family
Joanne & George Christopher left a message on January 17, 2021:
We are so glad to have reconnected with Bob through our Fontainebleau alumni association, and so glad to have met Jan. We have had some great times together and will cherish the memories. Always in our hearts, never forgotten. Sincere condolences to Bob’s family.
Linda Kester left a message on January 17, 2021:
Jan I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God will give you peace and strength. Love Linda (Kay's sister)
Charis left a message on January 17, 2021:
Bob will always be remembered with fond memories. He loved music and his family. He always made me feel like one of his own. I will miss him deeply.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Donna and Ron Lee and Family left a message on January 17, 2021:
Jan and children, Our condolences for the loss of Bob.. May God's love comfort you all during this very difficult time. We enjoyed him at Grace notes at Grace Lutheran playing his guitar and singing. He always had a smile for all of us. Sincerely, Donna and Ron Lee and family!
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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