William O. Rutherford 96 of Richmond died September 21, 2022, at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville after a short illness. He was born June 5, 1926, in Sturgis, Kentucky to Wallace and Mabel Burton Rutherford and lived here most of his life.
He graduated from the Corcoran School of Art and Design and retired as a commercial artist after working for Wayne Corporation. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star. He enjoyed fishing and after retirement worked at Middlefork Reservoir. he was a member of Lifestream Church and the Kirk Little VFW Post #1108.
Survivors include two children Mark (Karen) Rutherford of Milan and Sandra Romack of Richmond, and five grandchildren Angela (Erik) Linde, Jessica (Andy) Cox, Chad Romack, Matt Rutherford, Lindsay (John) Eshcoff, nine great-grandchildren, one brother Joe (Charlotte) Rutherford, two sisters in laws Ann Rutherford and Jennie James, nieces and nephews, and special friends Fanny and Bob Marshal. His wife of 75 years Catherine died November 18, 2021. He is also preceded in death by his brother Ken Rutherford, son-in-law George Romack, and sister-in-laws Juanita Potter and Jane Cannon.
A private burial will be held at a later date in Milan, Indiana. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family via the guestbook at stegallberheideorr.com.