Richard Max James

Last Updated on January 25, 2021 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Richard Max James, 76, Logansport, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from smoke inhalation following a tragic house fire at his residence.

Born June 19, 1944, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lyndia (Mills) James.

During his senior year in high school, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army and served guard duty at the Berlin Wall in Germany during the height of the Cold War.

On November 17, 1990, Richard was married to H. Elaine (Wilson) James, who survives.

Richard was retired from SUS Die Casting in Logansport where he had worked as a supervisor as well as a forklift operator. Previously, for 20 years, he had worked for Rockwell/Matthew-Warren.

A member of the Faith Community Fellowship Church, Richard was a man with his priorities in the right order: God, Family, Country. He loved to work with wood. Richard enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors, especially in his flower and vegetable garden. He also enjoyed riding his bike.

Surviving with his wife of 31 years, Elaine, are three sons, Michael (Becky) James, Dan (Gina) James, and Rusty (Brandi) James, all of Logansport; his stepchildren, Cristie (Rick) Rans, Lucerne, and Kevin (Jeannie) Good, Logansport; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Judy, Juanita, Wilma and Theresa;

He was preceded in death by twin sons, Jarrett and Jacob James; and eight siblings.

A Funeral Service celebrating Richard’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 23 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Montgomery officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by the Cass County Honor Guard.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until the time of the service in the chapel on Saturday.

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family via the link below. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

You may also share memories, photos and condolences on Richard’s Tribute Wall at The family would greatly appreciate any photos you may have of Richard.