Garold "Dean" Horrick

February 7, 1934 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 86)


Garold Dean Horrick of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 after a long fight with kidney cancer at the age of 86. 

Dean was born on February 7, 1934 in Warsaw, Indiana to Garold Raymond Horrick and Mae Minerva (Barton) Horrick.  After graduating from Warsaw High School in 1952 he enrolled at Indiana University earning a degree in Business and Accounting.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he trained with the 101st Airborne Division and served as supply sergeant, serving three and a half years.  Later he served once more in the Army Reserve for another four and a half years.  Dean was a member of the I.U. Marching Band as well as the Military Band in Germany. 

Dean was a member of the Seelyville Methodist Church and the American Legion 346.   Among the many accomplishments Dean made, he proudly marched with the band in the January 20, 1953 inaugural parade of Dwight D. Eisenhower and set many track and field records in high school and college.

Dean is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Retha D. Horrick (Terre Haute, Indiana); daughter:  Debra Allen (Warsaw, Indiana); son:  James Horrick  (Terre Haute, Indiana); granddaughter:  Quinn Allen (Warsaw, Indiana); grandson:  Jarred Allen (Pierceton, Indiana).  He also leaves behind his sister:  Joan Horrick (Charles) Reich (St. Augustine, Florida); sister-in-law:  Sharon (Fred) Roesch (Terre Haute, Indiana); and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Dean's life at his graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery, 421 N. Maple Avenue, Warsaw, Indiana and officiated by Ken Locke.  Military rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. #1126 and the American Legions Post #49 both of Warsaw.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society at


Graveside Service
August 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Oakwood Cemetery, Indiana, Warsaw

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