Gordon Ridenour, 88

Gordon Jonathan Ridenour, 88, of Wabash, died at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at his home. 

He was born April 4, 1928, in Wabash, to Levi and Mary (Dunphy) Ridenour.

Gordon was a Wabash High School graduate and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  He married Audrey L. Tate at the St. Matthews United Church of Christ on Sept. 3, 1960; she died May 24, 2016. 

He worked for Fisher Body in Marion, retiring after several years.  He was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, and the Wabash American Legion Post 15.  Gordon enjoyed carpentry work, playing the commodities market, and was a hypnotist. 

He is survived by his sister, Ruby Waggoner of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and six sisters.

Per Gordon's request, there will be no service.  Inurnment will be in Friends Cemetery, at a later date.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is F.I.S.H. or the Gordon & Audrey First Responders Endowment c/o the Community Foundation of Wabash County, 218 E. Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962..

The memorial guest book for Gordon may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 08