Wilson N. Duthie


Wilson N. Duthie, 93, of Greenwood, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015.

He was born the son of Alexander and Christie Duthie in Fraserburgh, Scotland, on Sept. 28, 1921.

Wilson graduated from Fraserburgh Academy and Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen, graduating with a Higher National Certificate in mechanical engineering while working as an apprentice with Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Co.

On completion of his apprenticeship, he was employed as a mechanical design engineer with Armstrong Siddley Engine Co. in Coventry, England; Orenda Engines in Toronto, Ontario; Detroit Diesel in Detroit; and Allison Engine Co. in Indianapolis. He retired from Allison in 1999.

He was a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in England.

Wilson loved to fish and dance and was a member of the now-closed Indianapolis Seniors Center.

He is survived by a son, Glenn Duthie; two granddaughters, Heather and Hannah Duthie; and a great-grandson, Eli James Duthie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith (Colvin); and a son, Alan Duthie.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife and son at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Information: www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com