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Larry Duane Richardson

June 3, 1956 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 61)

Larry Duane Richardson of Warsaw, Indiana was lovingly known by all as “Lew” or Big Man”, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 61. 

He was born on June 3, 1956 in Warsaw, Indiana to William “Bill” Richardson and Mary Ann (Haywood) Richardson.  He was married on July 13, 1989 to JoAnn (Williams) Richardson, who survives.  

A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana, his childhood years were spent in Silver Lake, Indiana before his family moved to Warsaw.  Larry was a 1974 graduate of Warsaw High School, then attended Purdue University.  Larry had worked for many years for Bertsch Vending Company and Hand Industries, both of Warsaw.  He was the purchasing manager for Snyder Food Services in Kendallville, Indiana where he retired in January 2018.  He was an avid Chicago Bears and Purdue fan, and loved to play golf.  Larry especially enjoyed socializing with family and friends…and was quite often the life of the party.  He had a real unique talent of creating quirky sayings and quoting hilarious lines from movies.  He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his family and all who knew him.    

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 29 years, JoAnn Richardson (Warsaw, Indiana); two nephews:  Jerry W. (wife Sarah) Richardson (Westfield, Indiana); Jonathan L. (wife Nora) Richardson (Chicago, Illinois); great niece and nephews:  Will, Maddie, Emmett, and Henry; and his sister-in-law:  Paula Richardson (Leesburg, Indiana).  He also leaves behind two very special friends, Tim and Shirlee Hauth (Warsaw, Indiana), and two furry friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Richardson in 2008; his father, William “Bill” Richardson in 2012; and his brother Jerry L. Richardson in 2016.  

A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Jamy Gregory.  There will be time for friends and family to visit prior to the memorial service from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

There will be a reception hosted by the family after the service from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. at the Warsaw Elks Lodge, 310 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana. 

Memorial donations may be directed to the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, Indiana  46581-1810 and would be appreciated by the family. 

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