Obituary: Richard Gish

Flowers over a tumbstone

Richard Allen Gish, 72, retired Boeing employee, died April 18, 2019 after battling cancer.
In 1964, he graduated from Cheney High School, and at the age of 19 enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Air National Guard for seven years. After serving his country, he worked as an electrician. He was an avid water skier and spent many valuable hours with family and friends on Cheney and Table Rock lakes. He also dedicated many hours to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where he attended services for 40 years.
Preceding him in death is his wife, Mabel “Sam” Bestvater; parents, Walter and Doris Gish; and sisters, Mary Lawson and Wanda Meyer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Jason (Kim) and Jared (Amanda); step-children, Tammy (Martin) Hopper, Connie (Mark) Horsch, Nancy (Todd) Ehlert and Jerry Lampe; and brother, Donald Lorenz. He has five granddaughters, 10 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on April 26, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cheney. A memorial has been established to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 639 N Lincoln St., Cheney, KS, and to Good Shepherd Hospice.