FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A longtime Fort Wayne host has died.
WOWO is reporting Charly Butcher, who was on the Summit City airwaves for more than 30 years, has passed away.
He leaves behind a wife and three kids.
The station is asking everyone to respect the family's privacy as they grieve.
Charly Butcher was 61.
Below is a statement from Representative Jim Banks on Charly's passing:
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) tonight released the following statement about the passing of Charly Butcher, beloved Fort Wayne radio host:
“Charly Butcher was a broadcasting icon and a beloved northeast Indiana legend. I am heartbroken about his passing, and I will forever cherish the moments I spent with Charly, both on and off air. Our entire region mourns his loss, but his irreplaceable voice and legacy will live on for generations to come.
“I offer my deepest condolences to Charly’s wife Sarah, his three children, his extended family and his colleagues at WOWO.”
According to WOWO, Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday August 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m with calling one-hour prior at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road.
There will also be calling on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2 to 8 p.m. at at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home.
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