May 15, 1950 - October 16, 2019
Richard “Rick” D. Garton, 69, of Roanoke and a longtime Bluffton resident, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019, at his residence. Rick was born in Bluffton, Indiana on May 15, 1950 to Bill & Ramona (Murray) Garton. He graduated from Bluffton High School in 1968, and he earned a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University. Rick began his career as a math teacher and football and wrestling coach at Homestead High School. After leaving teaching Rick entered the financial services industry. In 2008, Rick bought Markle Financial and in 2011, Rick and Mike Pate formed Garton Pate Financial Advisors. Rick’s relationship with the Lord was of first importance. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who lived life to the fullest and always had a story to share about everything. Rick was a member at Cornerstone Alliance Church in Roanoke, IN. Rick and Joyce (Gregg) were married on April 10, 1999 in Fort Wayne. Family members who continue his love of peanut butter and ice cream include his wife Joyce of Roanoke, along with 6 children: Cassidy (Steve) Young, Courtney (Scott) Hernandez, Chelsea “Jo” Garton, Caryn (Greg) Gruss, PJ (Jami) Steffen and Erin (Andy) Hoffman and 11 grandchildren and one on the way. Rick is now reunited in Heaven with his parents and two brothers, Danny G. Garton and Jack W. Garton. Funeral services will take place at 11 A.M. on Monday (Oct. 21st) at the Cornerstone Alliance Church located at 5833 East 900 North, Roanoke, Indiana. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 7 on Sunday at the church and for one hour prior to the service on Monday. Memorials may be made to Rick’s favorite ministries; Young Life or Covenant Impact Center. Rick’s arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.
Richard “Rick” D. Garton, 69, of Roanoke and a longtime Bluffton resident, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019, at his residence. Rick was born in Bluffton, Indiana on May 15, 1950 to Bill & Ramona (Murray) Garton.... View Obituary & Service Information
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