Rev. Logan Tilden “Rick” Richter, beloved husband, father, and minister, passed away peacefully at his residence in Flat Rock, North Carolina on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the age of 89. He was surrounded by his loving family, who take comfort in knowing that he is now at peace after an extended illness.
Born on February 18, 1934, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Rick dedicated his life to serving others. After proudly serving in the United States Army for three years, he embarked on a remarkable career as a minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. For four decades, he tirelessly spread love, hope, and faith to congregations across the country, leaving a profound impact on all those he encountered.
Rick’s strong faith guided him throughout his life. He attended and was an active member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he found solace, community, and shared his deep-rooted belief in the power of God’s love.
A devoted husband, Rick shared 65 beautiful years of marriage with his loving wife, Alice Strock Richter. Together, they built a family filled with love, faith, and resilience. Rick leaves behind a cherished legacy through his daughter, Cynthia Glass and her husband, Rev. Ronald Glass of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and his son, Rev. Timothy Richter and his wife, Stephanie of North Ft. Myers, Florida.
Rick’s memory will forever be treasured by his eight adoring grandchildren, Jonathan Glass, Jennifer Mitman, Joanna Holden, Jillian Glass, Joy Glass, Justice Richter, Luke Richter, and Haven Richter. His spirit will live on through his eight great-grandchildren: Adelle Glass, Logan Glass, Serenity Glass, Grayson Mitman, Brady Mitman, Trudy Holden, Kahlen Holden, and Aunders Holden. Their lives have been profoundly enriched by the love and wisdom Rick passed down to them.
Rick’s life journey took him to various residences across North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, each place leaving an indelible mark on his heart. However, it was in his final years, surrounded by the natural beauty of Flat Rock, North Carolina, that he found tranquility and solace.
In honoring Rick’s wishes, no services will be held. His family finds comfort in cherishing the memories they shared with him throughout his remarkable life. They are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from friends and extended family during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Rick’s memory are asked to make a memorial donation to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization close to his heart. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or by visiting www.samaritanspurse.org.
Rev. Rick Richter will forever be remembered as a man of unwavering faith, kindness, and compassion. His legacy will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May his soul find eternal peace in the loving embrace of his Heavenly Father.