It is with profound sadness we note the passing of our good friend, Kirk Butler. He will be truly missed by his many friends.
Kirk Thomas Butler, 59, of Indianapolis, formerly of Elkhart, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home.
He was born June 24, 1951, in Elkhart, to Thomas and Phyllis (Pipher) Butler.
Surviving are his former wife, Marie Butler-Knight of Spencer; daughter Jessica M. Butler of Indianapolis; mother Phyllis "Phid" Butler of Elkhart; and sisters Ann (Steve) Harrison of Burleson, Texas, and Lynn Butler of Elkhart.
Kirk was a freelance recording engineer and was sound engineer for WFYI in Indianapolis and the Zionsville United Methodist Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Elkhart High School and a graduate of Indiana University.
He had traveled in Europe with John Mellencamp and in Japan with Osamu Kitajima as a recording engineer, was a past president of the Bromeliad Society, member of AOMCI/MOB for antique motors and boats, and a member of the Recording Academy.