Ricki D. "Rick" Lucas
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: 1:44 p.m., at the Franiscan Health St. Elizabeth East Hospital of Lafayette, Indiana
Age: 69
Date of Birth: Tuesday, December 25, 1951
Birth place: Winamac, Indiana
Father: Raymond Lucas  
Mother: Alda Jane ( McKillip ) Lucas  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Rick had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area for the last several years, moving from the Royal Center, Indiana, area.
Funeral Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Funeral Location: 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021, Celebration of Life Service here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Greg Allen
Burial will take place: Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 12:00 (noon) to 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Rick was raised and grew up on his parents and grandparents farm in rural Royal Center, Indiana, and was a 1970 graduate of Pioneer High School of Royal Center, Indiana. He raised animals while on the farm and was a ten year 4-H member. Rick passed the love of 4-H onto his four children who all went on to be ten year 4-H members themselves and won many awards with their Grand Champion rabbits. He met the love of his life Bev Baker at the age of seventeen in Buffalo, Indiana, and they started their growing family. If you thought Rick’s kids were everything to him, you should have heard him brag about his grandkids. He NEVER EVER missed any activities or practices (always being there early, even before the players would show up) his grandkids were in. Rick was the BIGGEST fan of his family! His kids and grandkids enjoyed many vacations together, family time was very important to him. Rick was a diesel mechanic for many years and was often asked to fix something that nobody else could fix. He was employed by the North White School Corporation Transportation Department of Monon, Indiana, for the last several years and was very proud of his school buses perfect inspection record. In his spare time, Rick built two homes by himself. The most recent being an amazing two-story log home on beautiful Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana, constructing from the ground up. Having finished that , he added a two-story playhouse, a tree house, zip line, volleyball court, and boat dock. His main goal of building the two-story home was so family and friends could gather often. A few of Rick’s other enjoyments in life were fishing, mushroom hunting, bird watching, any other outdoor activity, going to the movies (especially enjoying comedies), and was the official “family photographer”, and volleyball referee. Rick never knew a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand when it was needed.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to Buffalo Christian Church of Buffalo, Indiana, where Rick was a member. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home or can be mailed to the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.
Marriage Information: On March 25, 1971, in Burrows, Indiana, he married Beverly A. "Bev" Baker; she survives.
Survivors include:
Beverly A. "Bev" Lucas of Monticello, Indiana;

Four (4) Children,
Stacia (husband Michael) White of Star City, Indiana,
Justin (wife Jenn) Lucas of Buffalo, Indiana,
Joseph (wife Aubrie) Lucas of Winamac, Indiana, and
Brittany (husband Todd) Toole of Greer, South Carolina;

Seven (7) Grandchildren,
Taylor Coonrod,
Kobe Lucas,
Travis Coonrod,
Chloe Lucas,
Caiden Lucas,
Mackson Toole, and
Gatlin Lucas;

One (1) Brother,
Scott (wife Pam) Lucas of Hilton, West Virginia;

One (1) Niece,
Amy (husband Greg) Allen of Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana;

One (1) Nephew,
Travis (wife Tracie) Lucas of Delphi, Indiana;

One (1) Sister-in-law,
Terri (husband John) (Baker) Neff of Winamac, Indiana;

One (1) Brother-in-law,
Terry Blackman of Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana;

Several Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends;

Trista Carter, a special person in Ricks life, for many years.

Preceded in Death:
Raymond and Alda Jane (McKillip) Lucas;

One (1) Brother,
Michael Lucas;

Father-in-law and Mother-in-law,
Donald "Don" and Beverly Jean (Hinshaw) Baker;

One (1) Sister-in-law,
Donna (Baker) Blackman;

Louie and Gladys Lucas, and
Frank and Freda McKillip;

One (1) Aunt,
Evelyn F. Lucas - Richardson.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.