Richard Gunter, age 82, of Warsaw, Indiana and formerly of Mentone, Indiana passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:58 PM in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born October 24, 1935 in Columbia City to Elmer and Thelda (Wise) Gunter.
Richard graduated from Claypool High School and served in the Army from 1953-1956 as a Sergeant during the Korean War. He was a farmer and employed at Warren Brothers Drywall and was the Owner of Claypool Tin Shop.
He is survived by his former spouse Joy (Leckrone) Gunter Warsaw. Children, Richard Kevin Gunter, Warsaw; Virgil W (spouse Cathy) Gunter, Homosassa, Springs FL; Robert L (spouse Dawn), Warsaw; and James E (spouse Patty), Claypool. Brothers Marvin (spouse Judy), Warsaw; and Herbert (spouse Ginny), North Manchester. Grandchildren; Ariana (Nathan) Golemon, Justin (Meghan), Katie, Taylor, Sam Gunter, Anna and Ellie Bearss, Steven and Melissa Manninen, and Kayla (Craig) Plouffe. Also surviving are 5 Great Grandchildren. Richard is preceded in death by his son Keith A. Gunter. Brothers Gordon E, Kenneth M, Doyle W and Donald Gunter, and a sister Eva Griffith.
Calling hours are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 12:00 PM Friday in the Funeral Chapel with Gary Loy officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Claypool with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army Military Funeral Honor Guard and American Legion Post #49.
The family is requesting that the memorial contributions be made to the K21 Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581