OBITUARY

Richard Harrington Buehler

June 1, 1941September 13, 2013

Richard (Rick) Harrington Buehler June 1, 1941 – September 13, 2013 Rick graduated from Crown Point High School in 1959 and received a BA and MA from Ball State University in 1963 and 1965 respectively and an MARE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX in 1994. Rick taught high school band in: Pendleton, Wapahani, and Winchester. He owned and ran a Phillips 66 gas/oil business in Crown Point, IN. He and Marge owned and ran a KOA Campground in Limon, CO. He was Resort Minister in Kerrville, TX as well as a Music Minister/Youth Pastor in Hempstead, TX. He then went back to teaching band and choir at a Christian school and public schools in Fort Wayne, IN. Most recently Rick was the pastor of Amity Baptist Church in Cloverdale, IN and trombone player in the Brazil Concert Band in Brazil, IN. He also played the piano and led singing at The Waters nursing home in Greencastle, IN. He was an active member of Gideons International, meeting weekly in Greencastle,In. He was preceded in death by his brother Rance and parents Dick and Gwen. Survivors are: wife Marge Kay, sister Diane (Jack), son Adam (Laura), daughter Charlotte (Brandon), daughter Sherry (Greg), and son Tim (Teresa) and ten grandchildren. Rick was an incredibly wise and gentle man whose passion was serving our Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged enough to have known him. We look forward to seeing him in heaven again someday. Donations can be made in memory of Rick Buehler to: American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and Gideons International. Visitation at Bittles & Hurt in Greencastle, IN, Friday September 20, 4-7PM. Life celebration at Amity Baptist Church in Cloverdale, IN ,Saturday September 21, at 11AM.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 21, 2013
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Richard Harrington Buehler

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Rhonda (Bilderback) Berkemeier

August 16, 2014

Rick was a very good friend to me and my family for many years. I was deeply grieved to find out about his passing today. I lost many loved ones last year, and now I find out about Rick. I express my deepest heart felt regret at this tragic loss, but I also know that his love for the Lord was great, and I am assured that he is with the Lord now. He displayed a model Christian man and caring friend. Marge was equally my friend, and I know that it is hard to lose someone special to us, especially a spouse. MY prayers and my heart, although late, are with you and for you, Marge and Adam. God's blessing upon you both.

Cathy Lawson

September 20, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to Marge and the family. Rick was a wonderful man that I know will be missed by many.

Lois Foote

September 20, 2013

I knew Rick through CDYC. His presence was one reason I looked forward to the evaluating experience each June. He was kind & friendly, but also very funny. I thoroughly enjoyed his great sense of humor, but I also benefited from his excellent musicianship and his obvious love for young people. His love for Jesus was very evident. Blessings to his family and friends as you celebrate his life and grieve the loss of your loved one.

Johnny Hester

September 19, 2013

Rick was a kind, gentle man who made it a point to encourage others. I feel blessed to have become acquainted with him. May God bless Marge and the family.

Gale Clifton

September 19, 2013

What a shock it was to hear that Rick is no longer with us. He was a good man and friend. His nature was gentle and caring. His love for his family was obvious. Rick's music was shared with many and brought healing and inspiration to them. He will be missed by many. I will miss him and Marge, I will be here for you if and when you need me. My sympathies to the whole family. My love and prayers for you all.

Ralph and Norma Brandenburg

September 18, 2013

We feel so privileged to have known Rick through his judging at CDYC youth conference. He always had a good word for the kids, ;and truly enjoyed giving himself to that ministry. He shall be greatly missed. Buehler family, you had the best kind of Godly husband, dad, and grandfather. May God give you comfort through the wonderful memories he gave.

Kate Goelzhauser

September 17, 2013

I met Mr. Buehler through his daughter, Charlotte. Charlotte and I have been good friends for nearly 20 years. She loved her dad and enjoyed his visits. It was evident that he enjoyed his family and was a devout father. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to Charlotte and her family during this difficult time.

Norman Mills

September 17, 2013

To the Buehler family, I'm truly sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Although I haven't seen Rick for many years I knew him well growing up as a young kid. We were neighbors out east of Crown Point where we enjoyed the outdoors playing touch football, hiking the woods and just hanging out with Rance and sister Diane. Thinking of you Diane.

Deb Amstutz

September 17, 2013

I knew Rick through his work as a talent judge at CDYC (Central District Youth Conference - Missionary Church). He was a man of God and always ready with a joke. He was passionate about good music. I will miss him at CDYC but knowing he's making music in Heaven is a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Kathy Kelleher

September 17, 2013

To the Buehler family:
My prayers are with you at this sad time. May God bless you and friends and family comfort you in your time of sorrow. I remember all of you from church in CP many years ago.