Political combatants set aside their fights to honour a Republican who led in a less toxic era and at times found commonality with Democrats despite sharp policy disagreements.
"On his death, USA has lost a statesman and KSA lost a friend", Adel Al-Jubeir said in a tweet on Thursday. "And today we have trouble".
Grouping on the flight deck, crew members held a stunning flashlight vigil for the former commander in chief by standing in a formation that spelled the letters of Bush's initials and the number 41 to mark his spot in the presidential lineup.
At Wednesday's Washington funeral service at the National Cathedral, there was high praise for the last of the presidents to have fought in World War II - and a hefty dose of humour about a man whose speaking delivery was once described as a cross between Mister Rogers and John Wayne.
Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys says Bush had personally requested that the group sing "Amazing Grace" at his funeral.
Their presence was to commemorate Mr Bush's signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1990 law that, among its many provisions, required businesses that prohibit pets to give access to service dogs.
Eulogies will be offered by George W Bush, former Wyoming senator Alan Simpson, former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and historian Jon Meacham, a Bush family spokespeople said. He is the Texas land commissioner.
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Bush, father of the 43rd president, George W. Bush, will be buried on Thursday in Texas.
Following the funeral at St. Martin's, a train will carry his remains about 80 miles (130 km) northwest to College Station, Texas, where he will be laid to rest at his presidential library. He also suggested that when Bush died, he would meet his wife of 73 years, Barbara, in heaven and she would playfully demand "What took you so long?" The country said a formal goodbye to Bush on Wednesday in a national funeral service in Washington.
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Along with Sully, people across the US are now mourning the 41st US President - Bush served one term from 1989 until 1993 and oversaw the country through the fall of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War.