Henry Francis Olivier III
June 20, 1986 – March 11, 2021
Henry F. Olivier, III – Tripp to his family and childhood friends – died March 11, 2021, at home.
Henry was born June 20, 1986 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Lori Sexton Olivier and Dr. Henry F. Olivier Jr.
Henry was a life-long resident of Indianapolis, who left Indiana only to serve his country with distinction in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, Henry earned numerous medals and commendations including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Nation Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge.
Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Henry returned to Indianapolis and attended flight school. Airplanes were one of his great passions, and he held a commercial pilot’s license for single engine, multi-engine, and instrument-rated airplanes. He was also a flight instructor on single engine, multi-engine, instrument, and high-performance aircraft.
In 2014, Henry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Indianapolis.
A life-long Democrat, Henry was delighted to see Joe Biden elected President.
He was preceded in death by his father (Dr. Henry F. Olivier Jr.), his paternal grandparents (Henry F. Olivier Sr. and Viola Olivier), a step-grandfather (Herb Randels), and his beloved mutt Benson. He is survived by his mother Lori Olivier, his sister Kate Olivier (Mike Runge), his beloved nephews Jack Runge and Luke Runge, his grandmother Marge Sexton, his grandfather Charles Sexton (Mary), and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Indianapolis or the Eagle Creek Park Foundation.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Henry Francis Olivier III
March 15, 2021
Lori, Katie and Mike ~ you are in our thoughts. I can’t imagine life without Tripp in it. What I do know is he loved deeply. Kind. Generous. Funny. Intelligent are words that come to my heart when I think about him.
Love you all.
March 14, 2021
I am truly saddened by Hank’s passing. I spent many a day and night with him on Patrol in Iraq. He got me through a lot during those years, and he was my only friend in the Army. We instantly had a bond when we met. He was one of the smartest and most motivated people I have ever known in my life.