Gillies Funeral Chapel


Richard “Rick” Bywater

April 10, 1964 ~ September 24, 2017

Viewing: Friday September 29, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South

Memorial services: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City Bible Church, 634 South 200 East.


Richard “Rick” Bywater GARDEN CITY – Our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Richard “Rick” Dee Bywater died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Garden City, Utah. He was born on April 10, 1964 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Rodney E. and Betty Lue Petersen Bywater. He was reared and educated in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High School in 1982. Rick married Amy Humphrey in Brigham City, Utah, they had two children from this union, Benjamin and Valeri. They later divorced. Rick enjoyed fishing on Bear Lake with his family and friends. He also liked hunting, trapping, music and making people laugh. Surviving are his two children: Benjamin of Salt Lake City; Valeri of Brigham City; one granddaughter, Brooklyn; his parents, Rod and Betty; two brothers, Rodney of Brigham City, and Kevin (Angela) of Oxfordshire, England, and three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, one aunt and one uncle. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City Bible Church, 634 South 200 East. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South.

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Dear Bywater Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and know that Robert and I are here for whatever you nee.

Cari Stott


Saddened to hear of Rick's death. May happy memories with Rick fill your heart with comfort.

Beth and David Harris


R. I. P. my friend. I am honored to have had the privilege of Ricks friendship. He always did right by me. My heart is heavy and I am truly saddened by this loss. My sincerest sympathies to his family. May you find the love, the understanding and peace you deserve.

Jeff Hansen


My prayers are with you. I know that you are leaning on your Savior, and I know that God will take care of you. Just continue to look to the day you will see your son again. I love you Betty. Call if you need to talk.

Glory Farley


We just want you to know what a GREAT man your dad is. He did so many things for us at the lake. We loved his stories and he would make us laugh and giggle! It was our pleasure to know him. We will truly miss him. Many thoughts and love sent your way. The lake won't be the same without him!! We are so sorry!

Jim and Becky Leonelli


So sorry for this sad time in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you all week. Hope you have felt the love of family and friends for all of you.

Denny and Sandra Roberts



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