Richard John Rutherford, age 77 of Lowell, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Rutherford and four baby brothers. He is survived by his mother, Marion Rutherford; brother Stephen ( ) Rutherford, sister Julie (Will) Beaton; niece Sarah Beaton and nephew Jason Beaton and several cousins. Dick graduated from Lowell High School in 1958 and attended Ferris State. He served his country in the US Army. He retired from Kent County, where he was employed at the Gerald R. Ford Airport. A funeral service will be Thursday 12:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, Lowell. The family will meet with friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Rev. Dick Sherlock officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Lowell, 865 Lincoln Lake SE, Box 234, Lowell MI 49331 or Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St E, Lowell, MI 49331.