David P. Rider, 65, of New Orleans, La., passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born January 15, 1952 in North Webster, he was the son of Arden and Esther (Martin) Rider.
He attended Wawasee High School, earned a bachelor degree from Indiana University in South Bend, and received his PhD from the University of Kansas. After completing a postdoctoral program at the University of Chicago, he taught at the University of Hawai’i (Hilo), the University of Montana in Missoula, Louisiana State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana, retiring in 2008. On May 23, 1990, he married Nora N. Kametani
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Nora Kametani; parents, Arden and Esther Rider, of Warren; children, Justin D. Rider, Kathleen (Michael) Rider Parks of Seattle, WA, Aaron M. Rider, Michaela I. Kametani-Rider, Cheyenne M. Kametani; sister, Cheryl A. Rider of Tucson, AZ. He was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron C. Rider.
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City with his funeral service starting at 11. Burial will follow at Scott Keister Cemetery. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family on-line condolences.