Richard “Dick” Higgins, age 95, of Warsaw, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 1 p.m. in Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Dick was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Akron, to Forrest and Marion Horman Higgins. He was united in marriage to Mary Davis on Nov. 12, 1961, in Warsaw; she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2012.

Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 during World War II. During his career, he was a farmer, a federal deputy game warden and a conservation officer for the state of Indiana.  Dick’s family was the original owner of Jonah Club and he enjoyed catering for local fish frys. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, V.F.W. #1126 and American Legion Post #49. He was a regular attendee of the Pathway Church of Warsaw. Dick enjoyed his time in Wyoming on the ranch, hunting and fishing with his family and friends.

Dick is survived by a daughter, Suzan Higgins, of Warsaw; a son, David (Amy) Higgins, of Winona Lake; two grandsons: Joshua (Kylie) Higgins, Warsaw; and Benjamin (fianceé Jessica Clark) Higgins, Denver, Colo.; sister, Betty Rauth; and his special friend that was like a son to him, John (Nancy) Sullivan.

He was preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Mary Higgins; and brother, Tom Higgins.

A gathering in celebration of Dick’s life will be held at Pathway Church of Warsaw on Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. Pastor Jarod Osborne will be officiating the service. Interment will be private in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military honors rendered by V.F.W. #1126 and American Legion Post #49.


Memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana - P.O. Box 5, Huntertown, IN 46748; or Camp C O Mollenhour, 10265 S. 600 W, Silver Lake, IN 46982.

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