Rhynard L. Abbett

Rhynard L. Abbett, 92, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 3:19 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Abbett served in the United States Army in Japan in World War II. He worked in maintenance for the Erie Lakawana Railroad for 17 years, for E-Systems for 17 years and then as building maintenance supervisor for the Chronicle Tribune for five years. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and VFW Post 2689.


He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Zanesville to Oral William and Goldie Branstrator Abbett. He married Mary L. Stell on Aug. 24, 1946, in Huntington, and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2015.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Connie Abbett; six grandchildren, Brandi (J.D.) Pass, Chris (Carrie) Abbett, Shane Pulley, Terra (Roger) Finderson, Carrie M. Abbett and Traci Abbett; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Pulley; a son, Terry Abbett; and a great-grandson, Cade Abbett.

Deal-Rice Funeral Homes is handling the private services. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory.


Memorials are to Riley’s Children’s Hospital, in memory of Cade Allen R. Abbett, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.


Online condolences may be made at dealricefuneralhomes.com.