Richard L. Pattee

Last Updated on June 14, 2023 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Richard L. “Rich” Pattee, 73, Logansport, passed away Friday, June 9, 2023, in the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette.

Born September 13, 1949, in Denver, Colorado, he was the son of the late Roy and Lorraine (Glaze) Pattee

Rich was a 1967 graduate of Logansport High School.

Rich proudly served his country as a member of the US Marine Corps. He was stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

In the little town of Watseka, Illinois, Rich was married to Kathleen Sue (Young) Pattee. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2023. The couple had recently celebrated 45 years of marriage. There is no doubt Rich died of a broken heart, he was lost without her.

Rich was a man of many talents and skills, including carpentry and leather work. Those talents shaped his career as he owned and operated Pattee Construction. Rich was also associated with several Local Carpenter Unions. Rich also loved antiques, which led him, along with Kathy, on an entrepreneurial adventure opening the “Leather or Knot” store at 3rd and East Market.

Using his talents, Rich mentored to the community’s youth through Scouting and 4-H. He leaves behind many wonderful memories of camping trips and friendships made over the years.

Surviving are three children: Jeremy (Kate) Pattee, Logansport, Heather (Brett) Bane, Carmel, and Nathan Pattee, Logansport; one brother, Jeff Pattee; two grandsons, Richard Pattee and Seth Garretson; her niece, Mikki (Greg) Vincent; and several extended family members, friends. colleagues and the Troop 2 Scout family.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 23 at Fisher Funeral Chapel.

A funeral service celebrating Richard’s life will be 11a.m. Saturday, June 24, in the funeral chapel. Full military honors will be accorded by the US Marine Corps Honor Team and the Cass County Honor Guard. The Patriot Guard will offer a flag display as a final tribute to honor Rich’s service.

Inurnment, at a later date, will be in the Crown Hill National Cemetery Columbarium in Indianapolis.

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that a donation: Indiana Veterns Home; Troop 2 Boy Scouts of America; Cass County Honor Guard (through the Cass County Community Foundation), the USO, or the Cass County Historical Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you may donate directly online on Rich’s Tribute Wall at

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