Raymond Allen Sweet, 77

Raymond Allen Sweet, 77, of Peabody, North Manchester passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne on Feb. 5, 2022.

He was born in Huntington on Oct. 3, 1944, to Raymond Edward and Mildred (Stuart) Sweet.

Raymond was a graduate of Manchester College. After college he joined the Peace Corps and served in Ecuador and Ghana, West Africa. He taught Science in Tampa, Fla., with the Teacher Corps and later on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Philadelphia, Miss.

He was an entomologist and loved collecting and instructing others about the benefits of insects. In retirement he enjoyed gardening, playing chess, watching sports; especially the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and the Kansas State Wildcats; but most of all he enjoyed cheering on the Manchester Squires wrestling team. He loved and was appreciative of the family of nurses and caregivers at Peabody in North Manchester.

Raymond is survived by his son, Byron (Dusti) Sweet of Macy, and sister, Brenda Dickey of Marion. He was proceeded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Sweet.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred memorials are to be directed to the Manchester Squires wrestling team.

McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, have been trusted with Raymond Sweets’ final arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Posted on 2022 Feb 10