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Richard "Dick" T. Hood

August 15, 1942 — March 22, 2024

Logansport

Richard "Dick" T. Hood

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Richard “Dick” Thomas Hood, aged 81, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024 with his beloved wife Marsha at his side and surrounded by his loving family.

Dick is survived by his wife Marsha, children Christopher and Matthew (Jodi) Hood, his brother Dave (Valli) Hood, his sister Ginny (Grady) Brown, step-children Rhonda (Mark) Murray and Rodney Little, grand daughter Kayla (Ryan) Luckey, grand daughter-in-law Jenny Walker, and great grandchildren Gabby Weaver, Easton, Holden, Callen, and Abra Luckey, and Bella, Isaiah, and Hattie Walker.  He was predeceased by his brother Bob Hood, his sister Robin Rhodes and grandson Dustin Walker.

One of five children, he was born on August 15, 1942 to Thurman and Mary Hood. His brothers, sisters, and many cousins were always an important part of his life and great source of love and family. He lived most of his life in Logansport, IN after spending many years exploring the world while serving in the United States Army.

A proud member of the 101st Airborne, he served in Vietnam where he maintained and flew helicopters.  He was wounded in combat and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His wounds eventually led him to leave the Army and restart his life anew in his home town of Logansport. He worked as a mechanic doing general maintenance first at the Logansport power plant and later at other factories before beginning a long career with Caterpillar, a job he truly enjoyed. He retired from Caterpillar after over 26 years and spent his retirement enjoying his family, friends, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Dick was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through years of experience: mechanic, electrician, machinist, welder, reluctant-plumber, and many, many more -- it seemed he could fix or build anything.

Dick and Marsha enjoyed over 30 years together and had many adventures both large a small. They travelled to Hawaii with friends and took many other smaller trips to visit family and friends across the country. But whether they were off traveling or only working in their yard at home, they were always best of friends and the perfect team. He was enormously proud of his children (the “step“ never mattered), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He always had time to talk and play games, help with problems, and offer encouragement in their hobbies and school work. No question was ever too small and no request ever not important enough for him to give it his full attention.

Dick could never sit still, he always had things to do and places to go. A life-long gun enthusiast, he loved few things more than spending time in "his room" working on and researching different guns for himself and others. He was a life member of the NRA and belonged to the NMLRA, and Logansport Izaak Walton League and Twin Rivers Muzzleloaders Club whose monthly shoots he always looked forward to as, "A chance to spend time with people who like the same things I do and remember the same things I do."

He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them - and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he was at peace with it. He carried himself with strength and dignity. He will be missed dearly.

A memorial service, with full Military Rites will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 26 in the Gundrum Funeral Home. Pastor Nathan Pelehowski will be officiating.

 Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until the time of service.

 In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Dick’s name to the Logansport Izaak Walton League, 1046 N. State Road 17, Logansport, IN 46947.

You may sign Dick’s guestbook and leave condolences for his family at www.gundrumcares.com.




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