Richard “Dick” L. Fulwider, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Bickford Assisted Living, Crawfordsville. He had been in failing health the past several years.

Dick was born June 15, 1944, in Montgomery County, son of the late Paul and Margaret (Roberts) Fulwider. He was married to Judith Ann Friend on March 22, 1964, at Liberty Chapel Church. She survives.

Dick was a 1962 graduate of Coal Creek Central High School. 

He was employed by Raybestos and retired as a quantum lab supervisor in 2009 after 44 years of service. He was a member of the Raybestos Wabash Club and had been an active member of the New Hope Christian Church. He had previously served as a youth leader for many youth in the Wingate community. Dick loved to “touch” people and win them over to Christ.

He helped organize the Softball Association of Montgomery County and had been a coach for the Wingate softball summer leagues. Dick was an all around “good guy!” Before his health failed, he was actively involved with Trinity Life Ministry. His compassion and empathy allowed him to see the good in all people and he tried assist those in need of a helping hand.

Surviving, along with his wife Judy, are: daughter Leann Jo (Stanley) Wethington, Crawfordsville; son James D. (Cheryl) Fulwider, Crawfordsville; brother Jim (Shirley) Fulwider, rural New Richmond; six grandchildren, Kristi Richmond, Brad Wethington, Stephanie Wethington, Stacey Hansell, Kyla Maxey and Kara Mullett; and six great-grandchildren, Hanna, Zach, Annalee, Haylee, Jayden and Ellie Kate. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at New Hope Christian Church, Crawfordsville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the church, with Pastor Jeff Keller officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill North Cemetery. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Life Ministry, Recovery Rec Center or Alzheimer’s Research. Envelopes will be available at the church. Visit online at to leave a condolence or share a memory.

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