It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that our Zachary LeGrand Retter, 51, has passed away of natural causes. He died peacefully in his home on November 10, 2022

Best said by his older brother Scot, “Not enough words can describe what he meant to everyone. A great and caring son, brother, cousin, nephew, teammate, uncle, veteran, in-law, and friend. A Legend and Warrior in everyone’s eyes. The lifeline to our family get-togethers, parties, and good times”.

Zach was a very loving, fun-hearted soul who never met a stranger. Those who knew him were loved by him. He loved life and always treated everyone like family.

Zachary LeGrand Retter, born on February 13, 1971, was born and raised in Fountain City, Indiana. He was a 1989 Graduate of Northeastern High School, where he excelled in athletics.  Zach was a former employee of the Richmond State Hospital for over 25 years. Most currently, he drove for the Amish Community. He was a United States Army Veteran.

Zach is preceded in death by Maternal grandparents, Warden and Doris Mills. Paternal grandparents, James, and Barbara Retter. Uncles, John Retter and Michael Mills and Aunts, Rebecca Mills and Onda Retter.

He is survived by his two sons, Andrew, his wife Sydney Retter and Cole Retter, his parents, Linda Retter, Pat and Cressida Retter, brothers, Scot Shewman, and Thad Retter and his wife, Tricia, Stepsisters, Latoya Flood and Tonica Combs. Nephews, Kaleb Shewman and wife Katelyn, Cale and Caden Retter, and niece Chloe Retter. Great nephew, Palmer Shewman. Aunt, Loretta Mills, Cousins, Susan Retter and Jason Thurston, Natalie and Rick Adams, James and Cindy Retter. Todd Roberts, Trent and Mindy Roberts, and Chad Roberts. Many loving extended families of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends.  As a passionate dog lover, Zach also considered, Atticus and Roxanne, to be members of his family, that will miss him dearly.

There will be a visitation for friends and family members on Friday, November 18, 2022, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home. “Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day…. unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Retter Family to help pay for expenses. Condolences may be shared with the family via the guest book at