Richard Alan Long — UPDATED
Richard A. Long, lifelong resident of the Mentone area and retired to Warsaw, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana at the age of 80.
Born on Dec. 3, 1942, Richard was the son of Joseph and Mary Ellen (Plummer) Long. After graduating from Mentone High School in 1960, he started working for R.R. Donnelley. After leaving Donnelley’s, he became a truck driver for Maple Leaf Farms for several years. He was a farmer all of his life. Diligent and conscientious, Richard knew the importance of hard work. On Dec. 7, 1991, Richard married Carol Maggart, who surives at home in Warsaw.
Richard was an avid racing fan, a follower of Tony Stewart. He also supported his son Rex, who was a late model driver. Richard was the owner of Rex’s race car and assisted in the pit crew. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Carol and was a member of the Warsaw Moose Lodge.
In addition to Carol, Richard’s wife, those who survive with memories to cherish include his daughter, Lesa (Cliff) Newsome, of Mentone; three stepdaughters, Kimberly Long, of Indianapolis, and Jessica (Tracy) Marshall and Katharine Nixon, both of Warsaw; eight grandchildren, Michele Isgett, Trenton Newsome, Cody, RJ, Mark and Jerica Long, Hannah Schultz and James Leiter; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Rick (Anne) Long, of South Bend. Richard was preceded in passing by his son, Rex; and grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Newsome.