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“We miss you know, but I am at peace because I know you finally at peace. I think of you when I mow the lawn or see a bird flitting by. You were a...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Egler - Atlanta, IN

“Dear Mary Alice and family,I liked reading about LaDean's landing for a date. May your famliy find comfort, peace and joy in memories like those....Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kendra (Sousley) Mellinger - CA

“I am so sorry for your family's Loss. I am sure you might not remember me but I lived on Broadmoor Ave, when you were there. Then you moved into th...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Caryn Yost - fORT Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. Unable to attend services or funeral. Esther Hamer, Harriet, Krista, and family. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Harriet Hamer - S Bend, IN

“My Father Lee Duguid was a first cousin of LaDean' and he thought the world of him. LaDean took dad flying many times. They enjoyed being together ....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Duguid Gillette - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. He touched many lives and will be missed by mant people. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Phil Nahrwold - Friend

“LaDean and Mary Alice lived in our Franke Park Neighborhood. Both of them were wonderful neighbors and friends. LaDean always took good care of his...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Senesac - Fort Wayne, IN

“While I did not know Mr Dick, I feel connected in that Mrs Dick was my high school choir instructor at Laketon. She felt I could sing! She was...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Workman - Auburn, IN

“May the Lord continue to comfort the family and know that be LaDean had a fruitful and successful life of which we are all proud of him. Praying for...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Dali - Greenville, NC

“Fond memories of LaDean from church Sunday School and the bowling league.Praying for God to comfort you at this time of loss.Doug Wages a member at...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Doug Wages - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry to hear of LaDean's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: A friend


LaDean Bennett Dick, 94, long-time resident of Fort Wayne departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was the second of three children born to Ralph and Clelia Bennett Dick of Angola. He graduated as valedictorian from Flint High School. Two years later, he landed his airplane in John Brand's pasture south of Hudson, and asked Mary Alice Brand for a date. They were united in marriage in 1947, and remained so for 72 years. After graduating from Manchester College, LaDean taught high school science for one year, before working at GE's R&D Lab as a Process Chemist until his retirement in 1985. LaDean loved flying. He received his private pilot license at the age of 19, and in 1954 became a charter member of the Fort Wayne Back Forty Flying Club. He helped form the High Flying Club and was a Flight Instructor at Smith Field for 17 years. In his 60 years of flying, he logged over a 1,000 hours of flight time. After retirement, LaDean delivered cars for 17 years. LaDean was an active member of the Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice; three daughters, Dr. Anne J. (Norman) Stump of Indpls; Dr. Mary Jo (Doug) Smock of Bowling Green, IN; Cathy (Richard) Egler of Atlanta, IN; twin sons, Randall of Panacea, FL and Ronald (Sheila) Dick of Ft. Wayne; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Opal Mae Collins of Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice E. Dick. Funeral service 10:30 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Pleasant Chapel Church, 1993 County Road 8 Ashley, In with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, June 3, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook please visit, www.domccombandsons.com.