Richard A. Brewer

April 29, 1927 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 93)

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Richard A. Brewer, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. He was born on April 29, 1927 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Gerald and Marguerite (Osborn) Brewer. On December 3, 1949 in Valparaiso, Indiana he married Virginia M. “Ginny” Nickerson who preceded him in death on September 1, 2011. Richard is survived by two daughters; Sheila (Keith) Plummer of New Carlisle, Indiana, Mallory (Donald) Bryant of New Carlisle, Indiana, one son, Brant Brewer of New Carlisle, Indiana, seven grandchildren and thirteen Great-Grandchildren. Richard was predeceased in death by one brother, Bud Brewer, and one sister Margaret Brewer.  

Richard was a United States Army Veteran. He was a longtime member of the New Carlisle United Methodist Church. He showed horses and loved spending time on the family farm. He loved to attend livestock auctions and enjoyed having coffee at local restaurants. He was always known for his jokes, sense of humor, and smile. He always kept up with continuing education in farming by attending weekly seminars, and was extremely proud of the Suffolk Sheep he raised on the farm with his wife Ginny.

Due to the current health situation services for Richard will be held later this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton Church, 32519 Chicago Trail, New Carlisle, Indiana 46552 in Richards honor. Expressions of sympathy may be left at

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