Richard Paul Gamble, 50, Sweetser, went to be with the Lord in his home at 3:16 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He courageously fought the disease of ALS, with which he was diagnosed on July 24, 2018. Richard was born in Colonia, New Jersey, on Saturday, July 18, 1970, to John and Shirley (Bill) Gamble. On June 11, 1994, he married his loving bride, Rita Schaaf, and she survives.

Richard graduated from North Montgomery High School and attended Indiana State University. He was a Continuing Lecturer for thirteen years with Purdue University, as well as the Shipping Supervisor for eight years at Dunham’s Distribution. He was a member and former President of Sweetser Town Council for nine years, Aircraft Owner Pilot Association (AOPA) member for 31 years, Captain of Phenom 100, Assistant Chief of Flight Instruction, Part 135 Charter Pilot, and a single- and multi-engine flight instructor.