Richard Duane Garnhart

1948 – 2016




Richard (Rick) Duane Garnhart, 68, of Ten Sleep Wyoming passed away Thursday, April 21st at home following a recent diagnosis of Melanoma. Rick was born in Butte, Montana to Betty Reynolds and Richard Skanse on February 13, 1948. Rick was adopted soon after and raised by the late Gilbert and Jewell Garnhart.


Shortly after graduating High School from Midwest Wyoming Rick enlisted in the Navy where he served for four years. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Rick met and married Janie Garnhart on January 16, 1983. Janie and Rick built their lives around ranching and cowboying and welcomed daughter, Kelsey Garnhart, in May of 1988 and son, Kasey Garnhart, in August of 1989. After leaving ranching, Rick finished his career working construction until his retirement in early 2015.

When he was not working, Rick enjoyed fly fishing, spending time with his family and friends, raising and training hunting dogs, and more than anything, watching his children grow. Rick will be remembered by all as a generous and kind soul who was always willing to go the extra mile to help someone in need.


Rick was preceded in death by his adoptive parents Gilbert Garnhart and Jewell Garnhart, as well as his birth father Richard Skanse, and granddaughter Kaeslyn Garnhart. Rick is survived by his birth mother Betty (Reynolds) Stark, wife Janie Garnhart, children Kelsey (D.J.) Bollinger, and Kasey (Megan) Garnhart, as well as he and JanieÕs children from previous marriages including Shanna Belden, Paul Garnhart, Eric Garnhart, and Gus Garnhart. Rick is also survived by five grandchildren.


Memorial services will be held graveside at Ten Sleep Cemetery 10:00 am, Friday, April 29 with a reception following at the Methodist Church in Ten Sleep. Memorial donations can be made in RickÕs name to the American Cancer Society in care of Bryant Funeral Home PO Box 524 Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at