Richard "Rick" Lee Hardin Sr.

October 9, 1944January 19, 2019

Richard "Rick" Lee Hardin Sr., 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was born on October 9, 1944, in Gary, IN. Rick proudly served in the 101st Airborne in the U.S. Army. He retired from Dana. Rick enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs, and riding motorcycles.

Rick is survived by his wife, Angie; children, Teri, Kim, Tom, Bill, Laura, Caitie, and Anna; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Blythe; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick Jr.; and siblings, Harvey and Helen.

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home (1327 N. Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808) at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Marion National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA or the National Institute of Mental Health.



  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019


  • Burial

Richard "Rick" Lee Hardin Sr.

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Barb Smith

January 27, 2019

Kim, I am so very sorry about your dad. My heart breaks for you and Ken and the kids. My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family. We will honor Rick's memory by contributing to ASPCA.

Bonnie Peugeot Meadows

January 26, 2019

I have been blessed having Rick as my dear friend for over 25 years. We enjoy laughing, eating, sharing adventures together. Rick and I have been best of friends since the beginning. There is a song that I feel describes us as unique soul friends. You can't make old friends.
Rick love you and I will miss you!!!

Lisa Kietzman (Dewildt)

January 24, 2019

To Ricks children , on behalf of all the Dewildt family from Michigan , our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time and bless all of you .We hold all our memories of you and your father in our hearts

Katherine Orange

January 23, 2019

Rest peacefully. 😇👼

Jonathan Poling

January 21, 2019

To the family and friends of this dear man, my heart hurts for you all! I pray that God's peace that passes all understanding covers you during this time!
Richard was a precious man who greeted me with such warmth and with a smile every time I seen him at B.A.E. We continually spoke of God's blessing in our lives and openly longed for a world where people treated each other with mutual love and respect! To the cynical in our culture, that may sound corny, but I watched Richard demonatrate those very qualities to many B.A.E. employees on a regular basis. I truly enjoyed my conversations and times with Richard! He made a lasting impression on me and he will truly be missed! God bless you all!

Stacy Strong

January 21, 2019

Richard I will miss you dearly. You were my work buddy and a great friend. I will miss those accidental texts that you meant to send to your love. You made me laugh, smile. You listened when I was having rough time. You helped cover me at work when I was sick or stressed and just covered me at work in December when I lost my Dad. I Thank You so much for making an impression on my life. I Will Miss You So Much!!
To the Family...I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was such a loving and kind man. My thoughts are with all of you.
If you ever need to talk...I will listen.

Stacy Strong :...(

Rita Angelo

January 20, 2019

To Richards Family. I am so glad that I was at that place at that time on that day. I was blessed to meet all of you and hope you will find peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's hands. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. God Bless you all.