Richard Purdy, 91

Richard  Paul Purdy, 91, of Wabash, died at 8:33 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Wabash, to Lawrence and Delma (Kline) Purdy.

Richard was a 1947 graduate of Wabash High School, and was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He married Colleen Harden in Wabash on June 13, 1954; she died January 6, 2015.

Richard worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring in 1996 after 17 years, and also owned Purdy's Realgas in Wabash. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by three children, Kris Purdy and Dan Purdy, both of Wabash, Jeff (Linda) Purdy of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Alex (Casey) Torres of Fishers, Todd (Cindi) Idle of Southport, Toni (Dan) Richins and Tracy (Russell) Penix, both of Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Rachel) Purdy, two sisters, Connie Lewis and Shirley Frieden, all of Wabash, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Purdy of Roann. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Purdy, and his sister, Marilyn Porter.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Chris Tiedeman officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30-2:00 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Dec 13