Wayne Buck


March 22, 1950 - November 2, 2017


Wayne Buck, 67, of Mitchell, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Menno Olivet Care Center in Menno, SD. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday, November 6, 2017 at Mitchell First United Methodist Church with a burial at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Sunday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

Wayne Allan Buck was born March 22, 1950 in Valley City, ND to Earl and Florence (Bruns) Buck. He graduated LaMoure High School in LaMoure, ND. He attended North Dakota State College of Science and studied Automotive Technology. He started managing Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Fargo area. From traveling with KFC he met his wife, Belinda Sue Schmit. On May 10, 1978 the couple married in Ponchatoula, LA. They moved to Mitchell in 1978, and opened the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Mitchell in 1978.

He was a member of the Jaycees, First United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 75, and was an associate of KFC Franchisee.

He is survived four children: Bridget Neugebauer of Ponchatoula, LA, Kathy Buck of Ethan (Josh Franks), John Buck and wife, Amanda of Sioux Falls, and Mark Buck of Mitchell; five grandsons: Taylor and Thomas Buck, Kade and Ethan Neugebauer, and James Franks;  a granddaughter, Megan Buck; sisters Carol Staiger and Linda (Johnny) Mann; brother Rodney (Linda) Buck; sister-in-law Nancy Buck.

He was preceded in death by his wife Belinda in 2009; parents; sister Sharon; brother Donald; and brothers-in-law Terry and Chet. 


Sunday, November 5, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Monday, November 6, 2017
3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Harlan & Jan Quenzer on November 6, 2017
Our sympathy to Wayne's family. Your dear dad and granddad suffered so long from his illness. I'm sure he is resting in peace and dancing in heaven with your mom!! Love and Hugs...the Quenzer Family
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on November 6, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Amy Lee Buck on November 4, 2017
My Uncle Wayne was a loving, wonderful uncle, phenomenal father & grandpa, ethical businessman, and beloved community member. He reminded me so much of my own father. Despite having Huntington’s Disease, his affliction did not define this great man. I look forward to celebrating his life with family & especially my brave, resilient cousins this Sunday and Monday. I know he is rejoicing in heaven, finally reunited with his wife, enjoying perfect health now. I love you, Uncle Wayne, and I will remain grateful for your legacy of love and faithfulness. —� 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Posted by Ernest Tesky on November 3, 2017
I am saddened deeply to hear of Wayne's passing... we may have not been in constant contact but he was a major part of my KFC experience from starting out together in Fargo to giving me employment when I went back to school at Mitchell tech in 1994-95...(carreer change).
Sympathies to the family he was loved dearly.
Sign Wayne Buck's Guestbook
Your Name