He was born on May 4, 1943, in South Bend, Ind., to the late Irene (Balmer) and Carel Rowe. In 1963 he was married to Carol Mowiser, who survives.
Richard was a lifetime resident of the Tippecanoe area, moving to Arizona in 1987. He was a member of Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos, Ind., past member of the Argos Jaycees, and a member of the Goldwing Motorcycle Club in Warsaw and Mesa, Ariz. He also farmed in Tippecanoe, and was a tool designer for Honeywell in Arizona.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Carol R. Rowe, Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters: Lisa (Troy) Lyscio, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Dina (Rick) Klotz, Warsaw; and five grandchildren: Brandon, Nicole, Reid, Nicholas, and Ellie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one granddaughter: Carlee.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home Warsaw. His funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at the funeral home and officiated by Pastor Mike Hontz. Burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, Ind.
Memorial donations can be directed to the Turnstone Center For Disabled Children & Adults, 3320 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1918.