Richard Stanley Orcutt

  • Born: September 15, 1937
  • Died: October 27, 2021
  • Location: Anderson, Indiana

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013

Tel. (765) 644-6658

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Richard Stanley Orcutt passed away on October 27, 2021 due to complications from Covid-19. He was born on September 15, 1937 in Hokuchin, Korea to Frank Stanley and Elizabeth (Egolf) Orcutt, where his father worked in the mining industry. In 1941, Richard and his parents moved to Walkerton, Indiana due to the onset of World War II. Richard was raised in Walkerton alongside his two younger brothers, Phillip and Roger. Richard graduated from Walkerton Lincoln High School ('56) and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Engineering. In 1961, he married Johnel Haverstock (later divorced). They were blessed with six children. During their marriage, they resided in Indiana, Idaho, and Utah. In 1987, Richard moved to Lake St. Louis, Missouri. There he met, and married, Judith Rydlund. Richard and Judi lived in Lake St. Louis, until 2017 when they moved to Anderson, Indiana.
Richard joined the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in 1964. He was a faithful member and enjoyed serving in many different capacities. He had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon.
He worked in the construction industry for most of his life, working over 20 years for Arogas, Inc. as a Project Manager, before retiring in 2016. He loved woodworking and spent countless hours in his shop creating many beautiful pieces of furniture, a canoe, and countless toys for charitable organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Judi; his children, Robert (Debbie) of Cicero, IN, Reed (JoLynn) of Erda, UT, Ryan (Heather) of Lehi, UT, Richel (Torey) Olsen of Herriman, UT, Richan (Rhett) McCarthy of Riverton, UT; his stepchildren, Paul (Beth) Rydlund of Saint James, MO, Jill Rydlund-Shatto of Charlottesville, VA, Julie (Amy) Rydlund of Charlottesville, VA; his brother, Roger (Pat) Orcutt of Walkerton, IN; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Lady.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Phillip; and his son, Rhett.
The funeral ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 200 W. 46th St., Anderson, IN 46013.


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sorry to learn of your dad's passing. He and I worked together and helped each other a lot back in the Fort. I soon learned that even then he knew a lot about most things and he was always glad to lend a hand. A good man and a good man to know. R.I.P.

Posted by Bill Haverstock - Family   November 02, 2021

Dearest family I am so sorry for your loss, it is so shocking when unexpected and I will keep you close in my thoughts. Much love to you, Kathy (neighbor of Julie's in Charlottesville).

Posted by Kathy Riley - Charlottesville, VA   November 01, 2021

Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Jim has done a great job of keeping both Barb and I abreast of your family over the years. We have fond memories of visiting with you your family as well as Lee and Hal when you lived in lake Saint Louis. Richard was a kind, gentle, and charitable man with whom you were blessed to share a great life. We know that seems like a long time ago but to us it always seems just like yesterday. If you're like us at all then then I know it's hard to believe that not only our kids are getting old but the grandchildren are as well. However this means we are blessed to have awesome memories to sustain us. Again both Barbara and I would like to express our condolences to you and the rest of your family. With love, Dominic and Barbara Pisciotta

Posted by Dominic Pisciotta - Steelville, MO - Neighbor   October 30, 2021

so sorry to hear of your loss-my thoughts and prayers to help your family through this time of grief-

Posted by lynn orcutt - COLUMBIA CITY, IN - Family   October 30, 2021

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home - Anderson, IN   October 30, 2021

Richard was the oldest of us "first cousins" (grandparents were Paul and Alta Egolf). My deepest sympathy to all those in his immediate family. One summer when I was about 16 years old I worked a week or so for his Dad and Mom (Uncle Stanley and Aunt Elizabeth) at their business. I think I made about $150.00, and used the money to buy my first car. It was a 1962 Chevy Impala, and I purchased it for exactly the $150.00! The big news is I still own the car today! Douglas Carrig
Again, to all his family, sorry for your loss.

Posted by Douglas Carrig - Pinckney, MI - Family   October 29, 2021

My uncle will be greatly missed. He had a great laugh and smile, a complementary partner to Judi's wonderful sense of style, was a skillful and amazing wood artist and a fantastic connoisseur of pies. My husband and children are sending out big hugs and love to his wife Judi, faithful dog Lady and his loving children and their families.

Posted by Ranae Schlichting - Mishawaka, IN - Family   October 29, 2021


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Richard was the oldest of us "first cousins" (grandparents were Paul and Alta Egolf). My deepest sympathy to all those in his immediate family. One summer when I was about 16 years old I worked a week or so for his Dad and Mom (Uncle Stanley and Aunt Elizabeth) at their business. I think I made about $150.00, and used the money to buy my first car. It was a 1962 Chevy Impala, and I purchased it for exactly the $150.00! The big news is I still own the car today! Douglas Carrig Again, to all his family, sorry for your loss.
2018 Egolf Reunion