Richard "Dick" Charles Perry

8 February, 19363 January, 2021

Richard (Dick) Charles Perry

Lincoln resident, Richard Charles Perry, 84, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Born to Ira and Edna Perry in Alta, Iowa on February 8, 1936, Richard grew up on the family farm and attended school in Marion, Iowa.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy on a submarine from 1955 to 1958. After his service, he attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa where he earned a business degree.

On September 2 of 1960, he married Betty Beltz in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. To this union, three children were born: Paula (Larry) Summers, Pamela (Sandris) Rutmanis, and Bradley Perry. All three reside in Nebraska. Richard and Betty also have seven grandchildren: Emily Summers, Chicago; Andy Summers, Saint Louis; Maija Rutmanis, Omaha; Sarma Rutmanis, Unadilla; Elizabeth, Mikaela, and Max Perry, all of Lincoln.

Richard worked for the Bendit Corporation and Collins Radio in the early to mid-sixties. From 1966 to 1981, he worked for the Burroughs Corporation.

In July of 1981, he founded Automated Systems Incorporated (ASI) in Lincoln. He grew the business to a premier, nationally known provider of core banking solutions.

Richard will be greatly missed for his quick wit and sense of humor, his strong love and devotion to family, and his delight in his special buddy, Burt, his beloved Schipperke.

Private Family Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 2:00pm. Interment will be held at a later date. If you would like to join the family virtually, please follow the Livestream link below to watch the service through the Lincoln Memorial Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Bryan Foundation at 1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68506.


  • Tim Schmidt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Dilly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Rolfes, Honorary Pallbearer



Richard "Dick" Charles Perry

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Pam Rutmanis

9 January 2021

Love you Dad

Jerry Friend

8 January 2021

I first met Dick in 1970 when our family moved to Sioux Falls SD with the Burroughs Corp. Our friendship over the past 50 years has remained strong as we moved to other cities. I many times used Dick as a sounding board on thoughts, as I knew I would always get a honest direct opinion from him. Sharon and I send our sympathy to Betty and family.

Sharon & Jerry Friend

Barbara Martin

7 January 2021

Dear Betty, Paula, Pam, Brad and Families,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Barb & Jerry

Les Buckley

5 January 2021

Dick was an extraordinary individual and a truly self-made man. I first knew him from a business relationship but that grew into a personal friendship that lasted 36 years. He always had time to talk, always had an opinion and was usually right. He had a somewhat gruff exterior but truly cared for people and always looked out for their best interests whether they realized it or not. My heartfelt condolences go out to Betty, Brad, Pam and Paula.

Rick Sanden

5 January 2021

May your loving memories give you peace in this time of sorrow.

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