Dick Neher

June 19, 1935 - November 5, 2021
Dick Neher


Richard Ray “Dick” Neher, 86, of Wilmington, NC, passed away on November 5, 2021.

Dick was born June 19, 1935, in Logansport, Indiana to the late Gerald R. and Edith Neher. He grew up in Indiana and Michigan and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1954. He completed his 3-year USMC service at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, NC. Dick met his future wife and mother of his three children, Annie Marie (Carter) Neher, while stationed at MCAS New River.

Dick retired from General Electric in 1998 after 30 years of employment. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will also be remembered for the many years of coaching youth baseball and basketball in Wilmington, NC from 1966 until 2003.

Dick is survived by his three sons, Gregory Dean Neher (Judy), Steven Ray Neher (Allysha) and Jeffrey Scott Neher; two brothers, Ronald Neher of Logansport, Indiana and Jerry Neher of Detroit, Michigan; one sister, Brenda Fiedler-Sims of Columbia, Missouri; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and special friend Debbie Bessette.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A celebration of his life will be held 2 pm Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel led by Pastor Rick Crocker.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Marine Corps League Cape Fear Detachment #1070, P.O. Box 15232, Wilmington, NC 28408.

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  • November 09, 2021
    Jackie Rezzonico says:
    My sincere condolences to your family. Semper Fi Mr. Neher. You were one of the greats to your country and to your community. Rest easy now. Your work on earth is done. ♥️

  • November 09, 2021
    Thomas Bunn lit a candle:
    Lit since November 9, 2021 at 11:31:31 PM

  • November 10, 2021
    Reggie Phyllis Geoffrey and Justin Barnes says:
    Coach has been a huge influence in my family’s life for 53 years. Wow. There r not words. We loved him like family. Our thoughts and prayers r with u guys. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  • November 10, 2021
    Mike Lauter says:
    Mr. Neher was a man of imense integrity and a great role model for so many young people for many years. He was such a blessing to the community. My condolences to family.

  • February 24, 2022
    LtCol. Ronald Otto Neher USMC RET says:
    Marine I saw your name and passing in Leatherneck. I viewed all of the information and pictures available in your memorial. You lived a full life in service to others and our nation. Looking at your pictures I see my grandfather, father and other close relatives. I wish we had the opportunity to meet. Perhaps some day we will.