Richard L. Rich Romine, 73, of Swayzee, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on July 20, 2020. He was born on April 23, 1947, in Gas City, Indiana, to the late William and M. Louise (Miller) Romine. Rich was a graduate of Mississinewa High School, Class of 1965, and later went on to serve in the US Army from 1967-1970, he served in Vietnam. On December 24, 1982, he married Brenda D. (Mayberry) Romine and she survives.
Rich was a Purdue and Cubs fan. He enjoyed photography, gardening, watching basketball, and spending time with his family. Rich was a scholar, a true studier, and an avid reader of Theology.
Rich will truly be missed by many. He was all-around a wonderful man, he was witty, had a dry sense of humor, loved Jesus, was kind, loved his dogs, and would always say, Why use two words to describe something that only needs one? Rich was a humble man. He never really knew the impact he had on others lives. To Brenda, he was her Dream-Maker, she would dream it, and he would make it. She gives him all the credit for the success of her business, The paper-roSe. To many people, Rich was The painless Dentist practicing for over 40 years in Swayzee. He was known as the Scone-Maker, no-one made scones as good as he did. His family called him Butch Crocker, because he was all the time making, baking, or cooking something.
Survivors including his wife, Brenda, are his children, Jenny (Pat) Boyd, Bluffton; Tyler (Missy) Romine, Fort Wayne; Jason Neal, Warren; and Sara Neal, Carmel; siblings, Mark (Linda) Miller, KY; Linda (Lee) Moorman, Carmel; Belinda Sage, Gas City; Sandy (Wade) Malone, Tuscaloosa, AL; and Jane (Chris) Huffman, Jonesboro; grandchildren, Trish Boyd, Maryn Romine, Waylon Romine, and Harrison Neal.
Services for Richhave been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 S. Western Ave., Marion, IN 46953.
On Friday, July 24, 2020, at Brookhaven Wesleyan Church, 2960 E. 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953, the family will have visitors from 11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M., a funeral service at 1:00 P.M., being officiated by Pastor Nathan Metz along with Military Honors, and interment to take place at 2:00 P.M. at Marion National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or through the funeral home.
Condolences and memories may be left at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com
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"Brenda, I am so sorry we missed the viewing and services. I have been staying off of FB and totally missed it. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. You have been on my heart since I heard the sad news of his passing. May God be with you and bless you in the coming days, weeks and years."
"Brenda and family,Rich was always such a caring dentist. He was quiet and did a wonderful job for many years taking care of me. I will miss that dry humor that made me smile. God gained another angel in Rich. Prayers for you and your family."
"Sara, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort. Im sure he was very proud of you. All my love, friend."
"I always enjoyed any encounter I was blessed to have with Rich. Whenerever we passed each other we would nod I would say doctor and he would say nurse. I know it's a silly memory but I smile whenever I think of it. Rich and Brenda definitely have the gift of hospitality and made you feel welcome and loved. See you in heaven Rich."
"Brenda and Family, Im so sorry for your loss. Rich was my dentist for many years. I will always remember staring at that Wheres Waldo on the ceiling. He was such a humble and sweet man. Prayers for all of you."
"He was such a great dentist...loved having him for our dentist...prayers for his family... Danny and Leotha Lowe"
"Dear Jane and family,I just learned of your loss, and wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.Ed McIlwain"