Obituary for Richard Brodis Hardesty

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Richard Brodis Hardesty

October 8, 1940 - January 4, 2022


Richard B. Hardesty of Martinsville, Indiana, went to his heavenly home on January 4, 2022. Richard was born on October 8, 1940, the son of Vactor and Lillian Hardesty in Indianapolis, IN. He grew up in the Fountain Square area graduating from Arsenal Technical High School in 1958. After marrying the love of his life, Rita, on November 29, 1959, they began their life together. His career spanned a wide variety of occupations, and he performed each one with an expertise only he could contribute. His passion was being the spiritual leader of his family and serving the Lord in his church and community. Most recently he was an Elder at Faith Church, Martinsville, of which he had been a member since 2004. Previously, he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at University Heights Baptist Church in Indianapolis for over 40 years. He also served on the board of Morgan County Substance Abuse Council and Morgan County Habitat for Humanity. Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 62 years Rita J. Hardesty, his daughters Jan (Dave) Franklin and Diann (Jim) Roloff, eight grandchildren and their families which include eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Faith Church 1895 S.R. 44, Martinsville, IN 46151; Morgan Co. Habitat for Humanity 39 West Pike St., Martinsville, IN 46151; or MCSAC 180 S. Main St., Box 6, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Maribeth Patterson posted on January 12, 2022

Cousin Dick will be sorely be missed. Truly a pillar of our family. My favorite memory is of him and my Dad, Tony Cavallaro jokingly referring to each other as “Money Bags”. Always smiling, always loving. A lot like my father actually ❤️🥲 Hug him for me Cousin !


Maribeth Patterson posted on January 12, 2022

Cousin Dick will be sorely be missed. Truly a pillar of our family. My favorite memory is of him and my Dad, Tony Cavallaro jokingly referring to each other as “Money Bags”. Always smiling, always loving. A lot like my father actually ❤️🥲 Hug him for me Cousin !


Michael Kura posted on January 10, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Dick was a kind and gentle man. My condolences for you and your family. You are in my prayers.


Don and Ann Plesner posted on January 9, 2022

Sorry for your loss. It was a great experience learning from and running the car care for Dick. It was a life experience I have kept to this day Family and Honesty was always number 1 . I have never forgotten that


Kerry & Pam Childress posted on January 9, 2022

Heartfelt sympathy for your great loss, Hardesty family. Dick was a blessing and loved by many. Kerry &Pam Childress


Bea Gatlin posted on January 8, 2022

My condolences to my Aunt Rita. And her family. Uncle Dick was the most Godly man,I knew. He was such a special man . We are going to miss his laugh, his jokes, him so much. We love and will miss you. See you when we meet again. Love Jeff, Bea and Lucas


Pastor David R. Crandall posted on January 8, 2022

Many men have had an impact in my life for good and God's Glory Dick Hardesty was one of my favorite friends As a Pastor, I always knew of his support and love As a Friend, I valued his wisdom and wise counsel As a Fellow-Servant of God I knew he really loved the Lord and had a great desire to be faithful As a New Resident in Heaven, I know that Dick is recieving rewards for service I am one preacher that will always cherish this friend and look forward to our meeting in the Air Praise God and a huge 'GLORY" FOR DICK Pastor David R Crandall New Port Richey, Florida


Susan Johnson posted on January 8, 2022

Knowing Dick is in heaven is another reason I’m looking forward to getting there too. I know you will miss him so much. Hugs and prayers.


Chris Rodgers posted on January 8, 2022

One of the most Godly men I have known. Great teacher, mentor and leader. He will be missed here.


Leroy and Donna butler posted on January 8, 2022

So many memories I need a book. Our prayers are with you guys I ys


 


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