SOUTH BEND- Timothy Dean Richards, 81, of South Bend, passed away Thursday June 4, 2020 at his home. He was born June 7, 1938 in South Bend, Indiana to Harold & Helen (Troop) Richards.
He married Sherrill J. Bennett on December 3, 1960. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2014. Surviving are 2 children, Franklin (Laura) Richards and Kelly (William) Swartz both of South Bend; 6 grandchildren, CT (Valiree) Ewald of Kennesaw, GA, Timika (Keith) Jacoby, Jessica (Chris) Fleming both of South Bend, Jeremy Ewald of Bangkok, Thailand, Benjamin (Haley) Richards of Newport News, VA and Savannah Richards of South Bend; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren are on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother Mike “Mickey” Richards and a sister Terrie Viera.
Timothy was a US Air Force Veteran serving from 1956 – 1960. He retired from Bendix/Allied Signal in 1997 as a pipefitter. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, going to the casinos and spending time with his family. Timothy could fix anything with a motor.
In keeping with his wish’s there will be no visitation or services and cremation will take place. Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with his care.
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