Richard D. Bontrager

                               July 5, 1969 -- October 22, 2019

Richard Dean Bontrager, 50, of LaGrange died at 12:49 pm on Tuesday,
October 22, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, from injuries
he sustained in a bicycle/auto accident earlier that day. He was born on July
5, 1969 in LaGrange County to Perry L. and Mary Ann (Yoder) Bontrager. On
October 20, 1988 in Shipshewana he married Marilyn S. Yoder; she died May
16, 2018. Surviving are three daughters, Beth Ann (Timothy) Schlabach of
Shipshewana, Kaylene (Dale) Kuhns of Shipshewana, Jenean Bontrager of
LaGrange; son, Steven (special friend Naomi Hershberger) Bontrager of
LaGrange; three grandchildren, Kaliannah Schlabach, Alaya Schlabach,
Kayden Schlabach; three brothers, Norman Bontrager of Indiana, Orvin
(Lorene) Bontrager of Ligonier, Ernest (Miriam) Bontrager of Shipshewana;
two sisters, Ruth Ann (Mervin) Yoder of Topeka, Vera (Christy) Miller of
LaGrange. He was preceded in death by his wife and father. Richard was a
farmer and worked at Spectrum Finishing, LaGrange. He was a member of
the Old Order Amish Church, where he served as a Deacon. Visitation will be
after 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 24, and all day Friday, October 25,  at the
family's residence, 0155 E. 200 S., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30
am on Saturday, October 26, at the Nelson Miller residence, 2265 South 00
EW, LaGrange.  Services will be conducted by Bishop Marvin Graber and the
home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.



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