Richard McCarty Death, Obituary – Richard Allen “Dick” McCarty, 72 years old, had spent his whole life in the Sheridan, Indiana area. He passed away on December 3, 2022, in the comfort of his own home. In Lebanon, Indiana, on the 30th of January, 1950, he was born to Kenneth L. McCarty and Patricia A. (Goodknight), both of whom passed away before his birth. Dick was a member of the Class of 1968 at Sheridan High School and graduated. Dick held a number of different jobs during the course of his lifetime. After graduating from high school, Dick worked for Wallace Grain as a mill operator and as a driver. Since he enjoyed working with his hands and constructing things, he decided to create McCarty Construction Company.
There, he was able to bring joy to the lives of many different people. Since his father Dick liked helping people, his mother Pat ran Crown View Cemetery, and since Dick liked helping people, he started opening and closing graves for his mother there. Dick has spent the most recent years of his career working as a butcher for Kroger in the supermarket chain’s meat department. Dick and Belinda made the decision to leave their camper permanently at Old Mill Run in Thorntown after living there for the past four years. When Dick wasn’t working, you could find him towing his camper to various campgrounds so that he and his family could spend time together there.
He and Belinda looked forward to their vacations to “Amish Country,” as Dick would refer to it, when the two of them would stroll through the stores and he would admire the quality of craftsmanship that the Amish displayed in their work. In addition to this, he was an avid fisherman who frequently took his grandchildren fishing and, indeed, instructed them in the art of fish storytelling. He found great pleasure in looking after his chickens and collecting the eggs they laid while he was at home. One of Dick’s greatest passions and callings was to serve the Town of Sheridan, and he did so for more than four decades in the capacity of a volunteer firefighter in his community.
Dick started out as a volunteer and eventually worked his way up to the position of Fire Chief over the other volunteers. By this time, he had earned the respect of the other volunteers he commanded. Dick’s family will always remember him as a man who was quick with a joke, hilarious, and fun-loving, and who imparted many valuable life lessons to his family. It is entirely appropriate that he was set up on a blind date with his future wife, Belinda, and that this resulted in his falling in love with her. They tied the knot on September 4, 1970, and ever since then, the couple has never been seen apart from one another in the fifty-two years that have passed.
His wife, Belinda (Bryan) McCarty, their two children, Bryan (Tone) McCarty and Robin (Richard) Beesley, who have brought them seven loving grandchildren, Emma (Elijah) Thiess, Nicholas Beesley, Erik McCarty, Espen McCarty, Ashleigh Beesley, Edmund McCarty, and Elliot McCarty; and two great granddaughters, Evelynn and Emberly Thiess; will miss him very much The one thing that mattered most to Dick was his family, and he treasured the time he got to spend with them above all else. His parents and his brother, John McCarty, have passed away before him in life’s journey.