David Ralph Ryan, 62, of Attica Indiana, passed away on Thursday April 27, 2023 at his residence with the comfort of his loving family. He was born February 20, 1961, in Chicago, IL to the late Edward and Carmella Sartori Ryan.
Dave enjoyed traveling and having adventures with his wife Suzy in their RV “Stevie”, sailing on Eagle Creek, kayaking, and going to music festivals. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was one of Dave’s favorites that he looked forward to every summer.
Dave graduated from high school in Chicago and received his master’s from Purdue University. Dave worked in IT and education. He married Suzanne “Suzy” F. Metzger in Lafayette in 1997.
Surviving with his wife Suzy are daughters Lisa Ryan (Seth Richardson) of St. Paul, MN; Jessie Bower (Tommy Cutter) of Ft. Wayne; Lisa Crawford (Charles) of San Diego, CA; son Joseph Bower III of Lafayette; foster children Jeremiah (Rio) Anderson of Los Angeles, CA; and Jessica (Casey) Chaney of Evansville, IN.
A celebration of life for Dave will be held 5:30-9 pm June 17 at Columbian Park’s Rush Pavilion, located at 1915 Scott St, Lafayette, IN 47904. Dave had an adventurous spirit and he wanted to celebrate his life in a lighthearted way, please wear your best fun and colorful clothing to celebrate Dave.