Richard H. (Dick) Blue

May 31, 1943 - June 29, 2019

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Richard H. “Dick” Blue, 76, of Kendallville passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 5:53 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born May 31, 1943, in Kendallville to Donald J. and Glenna G. (Gates) Blue. They preceded him in death.

He was a 1961 graduate of Kendallville High School.

Richard and his brother, Larry, known as the Blue’s Brothers, purchased Big Blue Market in 1975 located on South Main Street in Kendallville, and worked as owners and meat cutters. Once retired from Big Blue Market, Richard owned Blue’s Lawn Care.

Richard enjoyed going to the woods, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his beloved family. He will be remembered for his fun-loving personality, his work ethic, his contagious laugh, and love for living life to the fullest.

Surviving are a daughter, Amy Blue Sage of Kendallville; four grandchildren that were his pride and joy, Lauren (Josh) Weimer, Morgan (Kevin) Rupert, Ashlyn Sage, and Sean Sage all of Kendallville; two great-grandchildren that are due later this year; a sister, Carol (Bill) Moree of Auburn; a brother, Larry (Caryl) Blue of Kendallville; and his beloved dog and man’s best friend, Marley.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date at the location of his chosen resting place.

Preferred memorials are to Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology, 11143 Parkview Plaza, Suite 100, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46845.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Debbie Liebing Feighner
July 9th, 2019 1:24pm
Fort Wayne IN

I remember my dad saying you guys had the best meat around!! They just lived about 4 blocks from your store on Main St. Mom and dad both thought you and your store added a lot to the community!!. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Thomas L. Hoffelder
July 7th, 2019 7:31pm
Coon Rapida, MN

Sorry to hear about Dick. Condolences to Dick's family and brother Tony and wife Caryl.. I fondly remember the Blues Brothers market. RIP

Steve Brill
July 6th, 2019 2:03am

Dick and Larry both were meat cutters for my father at A&P in Auburn. I enjoyed working with them and later delivered milk to them at Blues Market.. Both good guys. RIP Dick

Tim & Kim Diehm
July 2nd, 2019 5:53pm

When Tim and I were first married we lived 2 doors down from the Market and got to know Dick and Larry very well. Dick was one "crazy" guy. Please remember:: When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. With heartfelt sympathy - so sorry for your loss, Tim & Kim Diehm

Jerry Becker
July 1st, 2019 8:29pm

I will miss Dick and his loving persnalty He was a true friend and was always ready to help me out if I needed a h.and.. I will miss his loving laugh and his look on life.. The Jerry Becker family

Nedra (Smith) Witte
July 1st, 2019 6:11pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of another fellow 1961 Kendallville class graduate.

Phil and Annette Householder
July 1st, 2019 1:04am
Laotto, IN

Morgy we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers to you and Kevin and your family. Love always. Father and mother House

July 1st, 2019 1:00am

Craig & Jackie Streich
July 1st, 2019 12:33am
Rome City IN

Dick was such a dynamic guy. Always full of jokes, smiles and laughter. He was such a great person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

Mike & Vikki Marti
June 30th, 2019 11:14pm
Ft Wayne

Worked for Dick & Larry both in Kendallville and Avilla for many years, loved working for them, always fun and never a dull minute. Dick had a love for life and his fun attitude was contagious. Prayers for the family for the loss of such a good man! Vikki

Cyril "Bobby" Coburn
June 30th, 2019 11:09pm
Broad Run, VA

Dick, you and Larry were "pillars" of the community at our end of Kendallville, I used to visit your Blue's Market almost every day when I had my paper route. You and Larry gave me a part time job stocking shelves one summer, and was always fun to work there, as my good friend Ronnie Bryie worked there with you. You were always a fun loving man, the awesome Volley Ball games on Vine street at your brother Larry's house were ow so competitive and then there was the basket ball games too. May God bless your family, as heaven has a new Angel, RIP Sir......

Jodi Manier
June 30th, 2019 10:18pm

So very sorry for your loss.

Marsha Harshman
June 30th, 2019 9:44pm

Always remember how he and Larry made you feel like family when you went to the store. My daughter worked for them in Avilla. You could see how much he loved his family. God’s ble

Vickee Batts
June 30th, 2019 9:20pm

I worked for dick years ago best place I ever worked. They made it fun. No pain dick rest easy. You sure will b missed your laugh and your crazy jokes you always had. Keep telling those jokes in heaven.

Nancy Kirk
June 30th, 2019 8:54pm

Always remember his big smile and personality Rest in peace Dick.

June 30th, 2019 8:51pm