Garry Richie, 72, of Van Wert, formerly of Florida and Indiana, lost his courageous battle with cancer at 11:23 PM on Monday, June 28, 2021 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 25, 1949, in Knox, Indiana, to the late J. B. and Beatrice (Cole) Richie.
Garry served his country in the United States Army, 3rd Brigade, stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and he worked as a flooring installer.
Garry enjoyed watching comedy and western movies, listening to oldies and fishing while living in Florida. He loved playing with his grandkids and spending time with his family, especially during family dinners. He often joked, played tricks and made others laugh.
Garry was baptised in the Yellow river in Knox, Indiana and recently rededicated his life to God.
He is survived by his daughters: Tabatha (Matt) Blackmore of Van Wert, OH; Angela Bustos of Van Wert, OH; Tina (Steve) Bowen of Elida, OH; Jayleen Richie of Florida; Amanda (Burke) Richeson of Plymouth, IN; sons: J. B. (Sara) Richie of Florida; Aaron (Autumn) Richie of Bloomington, IN; sisters: Barb (Ray) Mitchner of Missouri; Lilian (Brad) Small of Dixon, OH; Melissa (Brian) Frain of Knox, IN; brothers: Larry (Patty) Richie of Plymouth, IN; Danny (Susan) Richie of Knox, IN; 28 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Scarlet Gaye (Sands) Richie; son, Eric Rex Richie; sisters: Pruda Dunno and Regina Risner.
A funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 where the family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM.
Garry will be interred privately next to his wife and son in Oak Park Cemetery, Knox, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Garry`s memory may be sent to American Cancer Society.
To share in Garry's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.