Richard Grutt

Wed, 01/09/2008 - 10:24am
By: The Citizen

Richard "Dick" Grutt, 74, Peachtree City, died Dec. 24, 2007. He was born July 13, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Elery and Lanetta Kraft Grutt. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Grutt Davis in 2000. He attended the Miami of Ohio University and served in the United States Air Force for four years. Upon returning, he was graduated from Ohio State University in 1961. He was an avid OSU Buckeye football fan. He was employed for 15 years by Owens Corning Fiberglass in Newark and Granville, Ohio. Upon coming to Georgia, he was employed by Cardinal Industries in College Park as financial controller. In 1978 he started Grutt's Financial Service in Peachtree City. He loved to play golf and looked forward to playing with his Thursday morning group. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. A funeral mass was at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Marion, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Rosemary Barnhart Grutt, Peachtree City; a son, Larry and Marilyn Grutt, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Julia and Michael Audo, Wichita, Kan.; granddaughters, Amanda and Toni Audo, Cheryl Grutt Carter, and Brittany Davis; grandsons, Jeremy and Joe Grutt, and Leo Davis; a great-granddaughter, Brooke Carter; a sister, Phyllis Gossner, Homosassa Springs, Fla.; a niece, Jananne Gossner Able; and a nephew, Jeff Gossner. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services or the American Diabetes Association. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

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