Richard R. Lewis, 69, of Peru, passed away at 2:45 P.M., Friday, January 22, 2021 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. Richard was born in Indianapolis on August 20, 1951, the son of William and Ruth Lewis. He married Susan Archer on December 15, 1973 and she survives.

Richard graduated from George Washington High School in 1969 and worked as a Pipe Fitter and Welder with UA Local 440. He owned Greentown Bait and Tackle. Richard was in the U. S. Army with Explosive Ordnance Disposal. His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Expert Medal.