Nathan Zachary Pruttis

December 28, 1994 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 28) 28 Years Old

Nathan Pruttis Obituary

Nathan “Nate” Zachary Pruttis

Nate was born on December 28, 1994, in Shelby, Montana, and the final bell rang on October 24, 2023, in Great Falls, Montana. Adorned with beautiful blue eyes and an infectious smile, Nate spent his childhood in Libby, Whitefish, and later Conrad, where he graduated in 2013.

From an early age, he possessed the "gift of gab," ensuring that he never met a stranger twice. Much of his childhood was spent harassing the lifeguards at the swimming pool and riding around on his chopper bike with his brothers, Jette and Nick. You might have also found him playing baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.

Nate also spent his childhood building forts with his brother Riley. He also loved playing at the park with his sister Braya, along with Riley and Nick. They would spend countless hours together, going hiking and playing board games along with their mom, Laurinda.

After "retiring" from sports, as he proclaimed, he embarked on a journey of coaching, managing, and his true passion, spectating. Regardless of the circumstances, Nate rarely missed any of his siblings' events. There was hardly a diamond, field, court, or venue in the state that Nate did not visit, often with a following of his own.

You may have also found Nate subbing or volunteering in the Conrad schools. He loved spending his time with the students, always fostering relationships with anyone and everyone. Nate touched many student's hearts and lives, as he always had a willingness to listen to their story and guide them through their troubling times.

As a teenager, many felt that Nate had been dealt a tough hand, but to him, it was life. He accepted it with dignity, strength, honor, and an unwavering determination to overcome any obstacles. Nate considered himself the "luckiest man alive" to have many friends, a large family, and others who loved and cared for him. He was also blessed with a sweet set of wheels, often taking his sisters, Ariana and Gwynne, for a ride, wherever they demanded him to go.

The legacy of "Nate the Great" began when he met Coach Mick Delaney in Seattle, Washington. From that moment on, he developed an unbreakable bond and relationship not only with Coach but with the entire Montana Grizzly Football family. From spring games to prime seats, Nate was never ashamed to rock the maroon and silver.

Nate also found a family in the Fusion Fight League, where he was warmly welcomed. He was always willing to lend a hand, and Nate consistently made his stamp on fight nights. While many touched his life and were his guardian angels, your generosity, kindness, and compassion were never forgotten by Nate or his family. You are all so special.

Nate is survived by his siblings: Gwynne, Ariana, Jette, Riley, Braya, and Nick. He is also survived by his parents: Sarah, Laurinda, and Darren, along with other family and friends.

Rest easy, Nate. Run free, and whatever wheelz you got, keep ‘em rolling!

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