Monte G. Riggs


Monte G. Riggs, 87, of Terre Haute, formerly of Sullivan, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus. He was born to Elmer and Maxine (Strain) Riggs on Jan. 20, 1931.
He was a retired business manager for the Federal Prison System. Monte was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an air traffic controller and served in Korea. He was a member of the Sullivan Benevolent Protective Order of Elks 911, Sullivan American Legion Post 139, and Federal Prison Retirees Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Mark Riggs; an infant sister, Donna Kay Riggs; and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; two daughters, Pamela McLin and her husband Steve of Terre Haute, Tracy Riggs of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, one grandson, five great- grandchildren, five nieces, and one nephew.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, in Sullivan, with Pastors Ron Riggs and Ben Wetherington officiating private services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that if friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Shelburn First Baptist Church food pantry. Military honors will be given by the Hymera, Shelburn and Sullivan American Legion's and the Sullivan Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial will be at Center Ridge Cemetery.
Published on October 30, 2018
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4 posts

Nov 09, 2018
Dear Mom,
I was so sorry to hear about Dad passing. You are in my prayers as always.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Libby Edwards
Nov 01, 2018
Jesus tells us in Matthew 5: “Blessed are those who mourne, for the will be comforted.” I pray that over the entire family and friends of Mr. Monte Riggs. Remember also Jesus said He is the resurrection and life, whoever believes in Him will live althoug he dies. I pray you find comfort in the encouragement of our Lord and savior!
Larry and Ann Johnson
Oct 31, 2018
We are so sorry to hear this. We are thinking of you and your family. Always enjoyed your stops in Kohl’s to catch up on things, Monty acted like it was a pain , but noticed he was always in on the conversations also. He didn’t fool us! Prayers are coming your way.
Carole Nichols Dreher
Oct 31, 2018
Back in the 1940s, my family, the Dean Nichols family and Monte's family lived in the same neighborhood in Fairbanks township. Our families sometimes had get togethers with other neighbors.