Richard "Hefty" N. Miller, 82, of Churubusco, passed away on August 24, 2023, at his home. \n\nHe was born on June 17, 1941, in Jay County to the late Charles "Ben" and Hazel (McAfee) Miller. He spent his formative years in Jay County and graduated from Portland High School in 1959.\n\nRichard was a devoted husband, to the late Connie Jean Miller. They were married in Kimmell on September 3, 1965, and she preceded him in death on November 15, 2014. \n\nKnown for his charismatic personality and loving nature, Richard made a profound impact on everyone he met. He was a hardworking man, spending his career at Dana Corp, Fort Wayne. Richard retired in 1997, after 33 years of dedicated service.\n\nRichard's passion extended beyond his work. He was an avid fan of Indiana University Basketball, Colts Football, Notre Dame Football, and NASCAR, dedicating much of his time and energy to cheering on his favorite teams. \n\nRichard is survived by his daughter, Susan (Jim) Crowell; his siblings, Marilyn (Dick) Moon, Donald (Kay) Miller, and Jon (Cindy) Miller; his grandchildren, Katherine and Matthew Crowell. \n\nIn addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Miller, and a sister, Roberta Miller. \n\nA public calling will be held in honor of Richard at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel, on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.\n\nA graveside service will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.\n\nMemorials may be directed to My Autism Ally, PO Box 15 Huntertown, Indiana 46748.\n\nSheets & Childs Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.