Myers Funeral Home


Harold Dean Rittenhouse

May 13, 1940November 7, 2020

Harold “Dean” Rittenhouse 80, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at his home. Harold was a 1958 graduate of Huntington High. He retired in 1995 from General Electric in Fort Wayne after 28 years. During his time at G.E. he served as a volunteer fireman. Harold was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of the Huntington Moose Lodge and S.S. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus

Harold was born on May 13, 1940 in Huntington, the son of the late Meredith and Myrtle (Sweet) Rittenhouse.

Harold was united in marriage to Marilyn Crumpacker on February 14, 1970 at S.S. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include three sons: John (Lisa) Rittenhouse of Montana, Michael Rittenhouse of Woodridge IL, and Brian Mix of Columbia City; and four grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by two sisters: Beverly Trautt and Patricia Rittenhouse; One Brother: Robert Rittenhouse; and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Thursday November 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel located at 2901 Guilford St. Huntington IN 46750. A rosary service will be held at 5:45 p.m. We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday November 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church.

Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Parkview Hospice, the Lymphoma Society, or to S.S. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Marilyn (Crumpacker) Rittenhouse, Wife
  • John (Lisa) Rittenhouse, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Rittenhouse, Son
  • Brian Mix, Son
  • Meredith Rittenhouse, Father (deceased)
  • Myrtle (Sweet) Rittenhouse, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert Rittenhouse, Brother (deceased)
  • Beverly Trautt, Sister (deceased)
  • Patricia Rittenhouse, Sister (deceased)
  • Five grandchildren and Four great grandchildren.

    Dean was preceded in death by a great grandchild.

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  • Parkview Hospice
  • Lymphoma Society
  • S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, November 13, 2020

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Shana Working

November 19, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss! I haven’t run into you in quite awhile, so I am definitely behind! I always enjoyed coming to your home,and the fun I had! Dean always had that smile,and was so good at making me laugh! Again I am so very sorry.Hang on to all of your wonderful memories!

Pat Guithues

November 14, 2020


I am so very sorry for your familys loss. God speed!

Larry Kaylor

November 13, 2020

I spent my high school and early post-HS years knowing Harold and appreciating my friendship with him. He was a gracious and caring person and I was fortunate to have a friend so loyal. After moving from the area I lost touch with Harold until a couple of years ago when he looked me up and we became re-acquanted over the telephone. He had not changed and was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace and may his family find solace in having an opportunity to spend so many years enjoying his presence.

Michael Johnson

November 13, 2020

God bless you and your lose. May he rest in piece. From the Johnson family...

Sally Hartman

November 12, 2020

Dear Marilyn and Family,
I remember your wedding and working with you over the years. I also remember poor Dean had to golf with me at the hospital golf tournaments. He was so kind and one time he insisted I had the best shot within our foursome. That was a laugh.
Know you will be in my prayers for comfort from above.
Sally Hartman

marilyn platt

November 12, 2020

Marilyn and family
So sorry for your loss. Would love to see you , but am in Covid recovery and you do not need that. Life is going so fast. Seems like you just got married. Know you both worked hard but took time for enjoyment too. I will never forget how nice you were to me when I joined you at St. Joe School of Nursing. .. . Prayers and thoughts are with you
With sympathy
Marilyn Platt.

Terry Scher

November 11, 2020

To Dean's family and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Terry and Sue

Mark Herrberg

November 11, 2020

Marilyn, so sorry for your loss
Prayers for you and your family.

Mark & Carol Herrberg

Judy Coghill

November 10, 2020

With loving heart, all my sincere thoughts to Marilyn and all the family. God bless.

Connie Kindler

November 10, 2020

Sincere Sympathy to Marilyn and family.

Jack & Connie Kindler


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