Richard "Ric" Fry Werking

Born: Fri., Jun. 14, 1929
Died: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Location: Raleigh Cemetery


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 Richard Frye “Ric” Werking, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, January 25, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

  He was born June 14, 1929, in Mays, IN to Wayne Anthony Werking and Minnie (Frye) Werking.

  He married Jayne Ann (Martin) Werking and she preceded him in death in June 2007.

  Ric is survived by his son, Mark K. (wife, Janet) Werking; granddaughters, Meagan K. (husband, Mark) Darnell and Jenna L. Werking.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

   He graduated from Raleigh High School and received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Rose Hulman Institute.

   Mr. Werking was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army.  He was a district sales manager at Diamond Chain in Indianapolis before eventually owning his own distributing company.

   He was a member of the American Legion.  He enjoyed ball room dancing with his wife, traveling all over the world, especially on cruises, and spending time on the water fishing.

  Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Raleigh Cemetery in Rush County with Reverend Harvey Weaver officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran’s organizations.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Zion Cemetery Company in care of the funeral home.

  Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Werking family.

  Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

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Janet Godby
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
Mark and family, my sincere sympathy at the death of Richard. Your grandmother Minnie Frye Werking and my grandmother Dottie Frye White were sisters. Therefore Richard and my mother Wilma White McMillin were cousins. Several years ago I took Mother to visit Richard when he was in a nursing facility in Shelbyville. Mother and Dad had also visited Richard and Jayne many years ago when they had an anniversary open house celebration. In recent years Mother would ask me if I knew anything about Richard, but I did not. My friend who had worked at the nursing facility where we visited him said he had left that facility but she did not know where he had gone. My mother died October 2018 at age 98 so they both lived good long lives. May you find comfort in your memories and knowledge that he had many happy, productive years on earth.

Janet McMillin Godby

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