Richard D. Withrow

March 21, 2019

Richard D. “Dick” Withrow, 75, of Monticello, passed away surrounded by love on March 21, 2019. He was born June 21, 1943 in Logansport, Ind. to Robert W. & Mary Salina (Steinman) Withrow.

Dick serviced in the U.S. Army from 1963-1967 and was honorably discharged with the rank of SP/5.  While in the Army, Dick traveled to France working as a photographer.  Upon his return home, Dick married Nancy Sue Crum on September 14, 1968 and they had two children, Matthew Alan Withrow of Frankfort and Susan Kate (Brett) Henrikson of Lafayette and they survive along with grandchildren, Trevor Lee Walters, Katie Sue Walters and Sophie Ann Henrikson.

Dick spent 27 wonderful years with his soul mate, Linda Sue (Taylor) Seibert and she along with her children Kyle C. (Lori) Seibert, of Monon, and Joni (Tom) Pearcy, of Michigantown and grandchildren. Dick and Linda lived on Lake Freeman surrounded with lifelong friends.  They share their love with their beloved dog, Missy.

Dick was an active member of the Moose Association, serving as Pilgrim of merit, governor and Indiana State President of the Indiana Moose Association.  Dick opened Photography by Withrow, and for the next 40 years, he captured many childhood memories, school functions, weddings and families on film.  Most know Dick through his amazing talents as the photographer that recorded their life memories, his creativity with a camera knows no bounds.  His advertisements are considered the first “selfie” and are fondly remember by the people of Clinton County.  Dick loved fishing, mushroom hunting, a good movie and a better joke.  His humor will be remembered fondly by those fortunate to have called him “friend”.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Frankfort Moose Lodge, 2880 E. Wabash St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration sharing from family and friends will begin at 7 p.m. with a Moose Pilgrim Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mooseheart c/o The Frankfort Moose Lodge.

Preceded by:

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother William Robert Withrow, his beloved grandparents and 3 grandchildren.

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18 Condolences for “Richard D. Withrow”

  1. Phil & Gloria Crum March 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    We have many a fond memory of Dick using is creative talents and skill in capturing family memories in his photography. Sincere sympathies to the whole family.

  2. Diane Starnes March 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dick, he’s the one that had helped me out a lot with my photography in the very beginning. I knew I could go to him and ask him any questions and no doubt he would help me out. He will be missed.

  3. Debra McDowell March 22, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I have so many fond memories of Dick. I was the Cauldron advisor for 17 years and for most of that time I worked with Dick. As a first year advisor, I needed so much advice and Dick was such a big help. I am physically handicapped now or I would be at the visitation. I send my deepest sympathy and know that the world truly lost a great man.
    Sincerely,
    Deby McDowell

  4. Nina Daniel March 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    To Susan and Matthew, So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My heartfelt condolences. Nina Daniel

  5. Kayle Thompson March 22, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I will never forget the many, many photo sessions with Dick. Never a fake smile in the house! I am sure Jesus is having an epic photo shoot as we speak! Prayers to all!

  6. Andy & Julie Crum March 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Not many people can keep from smiling when they think of Richard Withrow. Uncle Dick always had a way of making you laugh and feel better about yourself. What a talent he had to be able to share with people as a photography genius and innovator. We fondly remember all the many special family event photo shoots we did with him, to include birthdays, and even our wedding! Plus, we enjoyed shooting fireworks with him too! Love and condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Susan Ware March 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing your dad is a life shift that changes everything. I know you have the great comfort of knowing that your dad is forever with his Heavenly Father and you will be together again someday. Missing him here in the meantime is always going to be hard. I’m praying for you all.

  8. Larry & Shirley Abbott March 22, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    We have such funny and fond memories of Dick. He was a “class act” for sure. We offer our sincerest condolences to Susan, Matthew, and family. May God bless them with comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  9. Connie March 22, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I’m so sorry Susan and Matt, for your loss!

  10. Lucinda Davis-Griesey March 23, 2019 at 9:12 am

    My sincerest condolences and sympathies I am sending to his family and friends. Dick Withrow left an indelible mark in this world and captured lifetime memories for all of us though his work as a photographer. Those images and his memory reminds us of the past and inspires us for the future. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. Bonny Goodnight March 23, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Susan and Matt I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Bonny Bailey Goodnight

  12. George Gilbert March 23, 2019 at 10:50 am

    To family and friends of Dick…
    It saddens me to hear of Dick’s passing. When I first came to Clinton County, Dick was one of the first people I met. For a great many years, Dick handled all the photograph business for the football program at Clinton Central. Dick aided me in so many ways throughout the years in countless ways that I have not forgotten. Dick had a unique passion for life and his humor [sometimes dry] always made my day better. Dick made all our lives a little better when he was around and he truly enjoyed life. Dick’s legacy to me is that, as I sit here writing these memories, I can not do anything but smile. The impact Dick had here in Clinton County to all the schools and anyone who met him crosses several generations. I will truly miss Dick but I will remember him as an outstanding person that I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to know!

  13. Kenny Wright March 23, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    To Susan and Matthew, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. He and I worked together for several years in the studio. We had a lot of fun together. We always went someplace on our day off taking pictures. He will be sadly missed.

  14. Don and Debbie Baker March 23, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a very kind man and such a great sense of humor. When he was taking our photographs through the years, we knew they would always turn out amazing. He was truly one of a kind, and will be missed by so many.

  15. Della Diane Pickering March 23, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Matthew and Susan so sorry for the loss of your father. Sending you hugs and prayers.
    With love and Sympathy. Diane Pickering

  16. Ricky & Darlene Smith March 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers goes out to Susan, Matthew, and family. May God bless and comfort the Withrow family through this difficult time of loss. Many fond memories of Dick and family while visiting in Tennessee.

  17. Gregory Finch March 25, 2019 at 7:09 am

    I first met Dick when he patrolled the sidelines of high school football games, always seeking the best angle and light. I ran into him a few years later as he was photographing a friend’s wedding. There I first saw one of his many, famous flashing-light tie tacks. As a college intern for Rohn Agri Products, I was building our first product catalog and we needed a photographer. I asked Dick if he had ever done that type of work, and he had not, but he was willing to try. The end product was a great success and we had a blast along the way. Dick always had a smile, a quick wit, and a boundless sense of humor. Rest in peace, Dick, and may your family and loved ones always remember the laughter. I know I will.

  18. Joanne Fregeau Reeves March 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Dear Linda and family. It is with great sadness to hear of Dick’s passing. His sense of humor was infectious. He will be missed. Joanne & Family

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