Obituary for Richard Piper

Richard  Piper

Richard “Dick” Piper, age 84, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 10:05 AM, Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. He was born on December 1, 1934 to Otho and Charlotte (Smith) Piper in Kosciusko County, Indiana. He is survived by his wife Donna of 41 years.

He was employed at Dick Piper Excavating for 40 years as well as he worked for the City of Warsaw. In addition, he was the former co-developer of Piper’s Melody Acres. Dick was a member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge and the Celebration United Methodist Church in Winona Lake. He enjoyed mushroom hunting in Michigan, playing cards, golfing, reading and watching westerns. He also enjoyed winters in Florida.

In addition to his wife Donna (Glick) Piper, he is survived by children; Deborah Piper of Winona Lake, Richard (spouse Jessie) Piper, JR of Mentone, David (spouse Lisa) Piper of Leesburg, Lana (spouse Rickey) Bevely of Warsaw, Steve (spouse Tracey) Harris of Columbia City, Gary (spouse Lisa) Harris of Columbia City, Cindy (spouse Gary) Schrader of Larwill, Deb Knecht of Columbia City.
In addition, he is survived by 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation hours are scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Celebration United Methodist Church Winona Lake, IN. Funeral Services will be on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor David Kyle officiating in Celebration United Methodist Church Winona Lake, IN. All arrangements are entrusted to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to

Baker Youth Club
1401 E. Smith St.
Warsaw, IN 46580 OR

Celebrations United Methodist Church
1289 S. 250 East
Winona Lake, IN 46590

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