Richard D. Rhine, 82, Bunker Hill, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Caring Hands Health and Rehab of Peru. He was born in Cass County on March 17, 1931, the son of Harry and Cressa House Rhine. Richard married Faye Savage on May 27, 1950, and she preceded him in death on July 13, 1978. He married Pauline Miller Myers on March 17, 1979, and she survives.
Richard was a graduate of Galveston High School and a member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. He was a retired Chrysler employee.
Richard enjoyed woodworking and was an avid fisherman. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a staunch supporter of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, evidenced by his frequent presence at school and sports functions.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Pauline, are sons, Ricky Rhine and wife Deb, Mexico, Ind., Rodney Rhine and wife Brenda, Louisville, Ky.; stepchildren, Cheryl Steinborn and husband Ken, Clayton, Teresa Miller and husband Carey, Kokomo, Ann Graber, Bunker Hill, Thomas Myers and wife Marjorie, Marseilles, Ill., Brent Myers and his wife Kimberly, Bunker Hill, Alan Myers and wife Sharon, Kokomo, and Krista Bradley and husband Wayne, Kokomo; and 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Faye; a granddaughter, Christy Graber; and three sisters, Mary Snider, Joan McKnight and Frances Scott.
A service celebrating the life of Richard D. Rhine will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, with Pastor Ben Schlegel officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorial donations made be made to the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. Condolences may be made online at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.