He was born on May 20, 1930, in Silver Lake, to John A. and Ruth A. (Cole) Rider.
He married Donnabelle Hudson on Nov. 19, 1960. She survives.
He is a 1948 graduate of Silver Lake High School and was a farmer. He was a charter member of the Sidney Lions Club for many years and an avid New York Yankees fan, Indiana University basketball fan and loved gardening. He retired in 1994 from Gatke Corporation, Warsaw, after 36 years.
Additional survivors include a son: Ron R. (Ann) Rider, Columbia City; three daughters: Rhonda R. (Tim) Swaidner, Huntington, Rita R. Rider, Sidney and Rachel R. (Todd) Creamer, Warsaw; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Virginia Linn, Claypool.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother.
Friend may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114W, North Manchester. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Sidney Cemetery, Sidney.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.