Richard Allen Garrison, age 72, of rural Kendallville, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 while at home. Mr. Garrison was born in Kendallville, Indiana on May 12, 1947 to the late Dwight Edward Garrison and Ruth Alline (Pugh) Garrison. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1967 and married Ruth Anne Woolever on June 1, 1969 at the Center Chapel Church, Kendallville. Richard retired from Starcraft RV in Topeka and he was a member of First Christian Church.
Wife, Ruth Anne Garrison of Kendallville.
Son, David and Shelly Garrison of Garrett.
Son, John Garrison of Ovid, Michigan.
Daughter, Pamela and Eugene Engels of Chesterton.
Daughter, Tamela and Doug McKinney of Sheridan.
8 grandchildren: Anita Garrison, Natalee Garrison and Noah Garrison all of Garrett; Genene Engels, Paige Engels and Elise Engels all of Chesterton; and Emily McKinney and Lauren McKinney both of Sheridan.
Brother, Lynn and Justine Garrison of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Pat Garrison of LaGrange.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Hilda Rasler, Esther Rogers, and Juliann “Judy” Berkley; and his brothers, Shirley Garrison, Tom Garrison, and Eugene Garrison.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 1st from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
A funeral service will be held Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor David Gruber and Pastor Robert Farmer officiating. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Sedan Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Autism Society of America.
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