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Richard Benjamin “Dick” Beatty, 90, of Goshen, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, August 6, 2019 at his home. A native of Fulton County, he was born on June 16, 1929 to the late Elmer J. and Margaret V. (Johnson) Beatty.
He married the former S. Jane Hinderer on October 4, 1966 in Springfield, Tennessee; she survives, as well as 2 daughters, Penny (Larry) Avery, Cristine (Charles) Rinehart; 2 step-daughters, Tracey (Fernando) Christner-Ochoa, Marla (Reginald) McCreery; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Dick was preceded in death by a son Gary Beatty, granddaughter Crystal Dikes; also 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Richard worked as a millwright at CTS Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 1989. He also worked part-time at Mittler Supply Co. He was a member of the CTS Quarter Century Club, Heaton Lake Conservation Club, Heaton Lake Home Owners Association, DAV #19 and the Elkhart Moose Lodge. He served in the Army National Guard. Dick enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling and playing euchre. He will be missed by his dog Skeeter.
Friends may call for 1 hour prior to the 5:00 pm Friday, August 9, 2019 celebration of life service for Dick Beatty at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart. Rev. Melissa Englehart of Dunlap United Methodist Church will officiate. Private family entombment will be at the Peace Mausoleum in Rice Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church.