David Gary Rinehart
1970 - 2016
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Evansville, IN
David Gary Rinehart

Evansville, Indiana

David Gary Rinehart is conducting a choir of angels in the presence of his Lord and Savior, and the sound is glorious. David, 46, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, along with his daughter, Sophie Grace Rinehart, and his mother, Ruth Ann Rinehart. David was born September 18, 1970, in Evansville, to Gary and Ruth Ann (Girton) Rinehart.

He was the worship and music pastor for more than 22 years at Crossroads Christian Church. He was a 1988 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School, attended the University of Southern Indiana, and graduated from Kentucky Christian College in 1990. David was instrumental in the organization of the Worship Arts Academy and created the youth choir at Crossroads. He also organized and produced music celebrations at Crossroads and Easter services at the Ford Center. He was proud of being an Eagle Scout and member of Boy Scout Troop 322. David was a connoisseur of the fine arts; he loved listening to all genres of music, had a love for collecting records, but especially music from the 70's. Piano was his passion and he used this gift to bring others to Christ. He was a loving father, brother, son, and husband, and never met a stranger.

David is survived by his daughters, Josie and Rylie Rinehart, and their mother, Lucinda Rinehart; father, Gary Rinehart; brother, Shawn (Hannah) Rinehart; sister, Sara (Chad) Rinehart McAtee; nieces and nephews, Tatem, Jonas, and Scarlett Rinehart, and Ellison, Ayden, and Adler McAtee; uncles, David Girton and Lonnie Hanson; aunts, Cathy Hanson and Jan McCollum; cousins, Megan Malchioni, Haley Girton, Katie Brucks, Christopher Hanson, Kristin Laszlo, Jenny and David Rinehart.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Crossroads Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Ken Idleman and Pastor Todd Bussey, with private burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

David lived his life making a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David and Sophie Rinehart Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank location. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

Published by Courier Press on Nov. 16, 2016.
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David was kind to me and my parents,and he was a great worship leader.I want to wish him a good life in heaven with god,and that I really miss him.
taryn parker
Friend
April 14, 2017
We send our love and sympathy to Gary and all the Rinehart family in this time of such extreme pain and loss. We were so encouraged to hear of how uplifting and honoring to the Lord the memorial service was. We pray our Lord will continue to encourage, comfort, and strengthen you by His grace.
Judy and David Niednagel
November 21, 2016
Prayers and sympathy.
Ron and Norma Faust
November 20, 2016
My parents attended Crossroads for many years and always spoke highly of David. When my mother was dying she ask David to visit her and pray with her. When he arrived she was asleep, he called me and said a prayer with me. He also said he would be "honored " to speak at her funeral. I did not know David, but his eulogy was so personalized and was such a comfort to all of us. I found out that day what a wonderful man he was. My heartfelt sympathy extends to all who knew and cared for this man and his family.
Ruthann Hall
November 18, 2016
I am so sorry to hear the loss of a husband, daughter and grandmother. May you find peace in your time of grieve and comfort from our Lord and Savior. Knowing they are up rejoicing with Jesus and singing their hearts out.. We know what grieve is, we lost our 17 yr old son in April of 2015. I've been in your shoes... May you look to the Lord and let him guide you through this storm of life. Your family will be in my forever prayers. Psalm 86:6 Hear my prayer,O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.. He hears our cry and he knows our hearts are broken. Melinda Miller- Claypool IN
Melinda Miller
November 18, 2016
I remember all that Dave and Lucinda added to the music department when they were students at KCC. I will continue continue to pray for you, Lucinda, and for your family. I'm so sorry for your great loss.
Betty Hall Jones
November 18, 2016
David it's hard not knowing that you are not in the world today. David was a light in a dark place. He was a man after Gods own heart. And we already missed not seeing any more of you by moving back to CA. But we do know that God has one of his best creations David Rinehart and his lovely Mom Ms. Ann, and a very talented daughter Sophie with many of the gifts God gave David. We still find it heart breaking that they all left this world so young and with so many God given gifts. All three of them are now in the presents of the Lord. Lord of Lords and King of Kings. We will miss you all and we will pray that the Rinehart family find what they need in God to come through there great loss. We love you and miss you.
Ralph & Audrey Bagshaw
November 17, 2016
I don't know your family personally but my heart aches for you. I am a Christian, my father is a retired minister of music, my mother a church organist, my sister a church pianist.....I guess I just feel a connection spiritually and musically and i truly ache for your pain but also rejoice in God's promise! I am praying for you and your family in this tragic loss to somehow receive peace. Love and prayers.
Ginny Curry
November 17, 2016
I always remember you smiling and hugging. Sometimes looking like Charlie Brown playing beautiful music on the piano. Dixie Robertson Newburgh Ind
Dixie Robertson
November 17, 2016
What a tragedy! A great loss for us on earth and heaven's gain. He left a wonderful mark during his life's tenure. I am thankful for the inspiring music he produced at Crossroads; it touched my heart. Blessing to his surviving family
Rex Stith
November 17, 2016
From our time at Hebron Elementary to Harrison High School and beyond David was always a helpful and kind person. He has been an inspiration in many lives. He will be truly missed. May the many wonderful memories of David, Ruth Ann and Sophie be comforting to those who loved them.
Randi (Williams) Schaffer
November 17, 2016
I memory of you David the man who always loved Jesus first. You were a wonderful choir director and spiritual mentor! Your legacy of love has touched so many and has brought many to know Christ. Tears are flowing remembering singing I CAN ONLY IMAGINE!!!!! May you and Sophie and Ruth rest in the Loving arms of Jesus. Janie Gynn, Columbus, OH
Jane Gynn
November 17, 2016
May God comfort David's friends and family at this very difficult time. I remember him as a talented and caring young man who was destined to touch many lives, and he did. God bless all who mourn the loss of David, Sophie, and Ruth Ann.
Pam Blessing
November 17, 2016
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I had the pleasure of being Dave's roommate for two semesters at KCC. In that short time, I got to know a man of God with immense talent for not only music but for bringing comfort to people's lives as well. I will hold the memories of him close. May the care and love of everyone around you continue to provide comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Stephen Spencer
November 17, 2016
In preparation for worship one weekend, sound check was being done and I began to sing "I Go To The Rock". Before it was realized Pastor David was singing background vocals. Upon getting approval the sound for my microphone was okay, Pastor David said, " I forgot about that one. Woo, that was fun!" I will miss his smile, laugh and quiet gentle spirit. Heaven has certainly gained one of the greatest! My prayers to the Rinehart and Crossroads families. "When the earth all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock I stand. When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock".
Kimberly Calbert-Tuscani
November 16, 2016
Sister Ruth, Brother David and Sister Sophie Grace are face to face with our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. They will be dearly missed by those of us who are still working our temporal deployment on earth; BUT they are not lost, they are in my future and your future if you know Jesus as your LORD and Savior. Love and Prayers to all of the Rinehart family and the Evansville community. Sister Peaches "christ" Wilson of Tucson AZ
Georgia Wilson
November 16, 2016
Our deepest thoughts to the Rinehart family. My husband and I were professors at KCU when Dave and Lucinda were students there. We thought so highly of both of them. We pray for peace and comfort.
Karen Ford
November 16, 2016
To the Rinehart family,
So sorry for your losses. I met David through the Worship Arts Academy. You and the Crossroads family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Suzette Ewer
November 16, 2016
I memory of you David the man who always loved Jesus first. You were a wonderful choir director and spiritual mentor! Your legacy of love has touched so many and has brought many to know Christ. Tears are flowing remembering singing I CAN ONLY IMAGINE!!!!! May you and Sophie and Ruth rest in the Loving arms of Jesus. Janie Gynn, Columbus, OH
Janie Gynn
November 16, 2016
Dear Rinehart Family, words escape me in this time of grief. Your losses are inconceivable. My Father, Bill Word, who also passed this year and was an avid member of the Choir, will be waiting to greet your family members in heaven. May they sing together. Sincerest Condolences. the Word Family.
Brett Word
November 16, 2016
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. So many wonderful memories and experiences with Dave in college. Prayers for peace in the midst of this terrible loss.

Mike Parker, Fellow Member Of Destiny and KCC
November 16, 2016
My son, Josh Griffin, met "Pastor Dave", as Josh has always called him, years ago when Josh was a young man needing guidance and they instantly clicked because of their love for music and the Lord. Josh attended Crossroads and played the sax in their band. Eight years ago when Josh moved out of state he still kept in contact with Dave for advice and guidance. This past June Josh got married. He would have no other pastor to conduct the service but Pastor Dave. Thankfully, Dave was available to fly out of state to conduct such a beautiful service for the bride and groom, even though his plane didn't arrive until midnight the night before the wedding. I had met Dave a few times in the past when we attended services at Crossroads. At the wedding Dave pulled me aside and we got to share memories of Josh as a young man and his children also. My heart breaks for my son, who has lost his mentor, guider and friend. My prayers go out to the Reinhart family and also Crossroads Church who have lost an incredible person.
Lisa Griffin
November 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss. It is so sad that the people that you love and appreciate are taken in such a way. We will be praying for strength for the family to get thru this trying time. We will always have the wonderful memories of his beautiful music.
Barbara Hampton
November 16, 2016
We are grieving with and for you. We have such wonderful memories of David and family during our years at Crossroads. We have kept up with Church news through our girls Lisa and Jeannette and could not believe the phone call on Sunday. We will keep you in our prayers as you cope and heal.
May God comfort you. Oscar & Mary Tichy
Oscar & Mary Tichy
November 16, 2016
Kim and I are crushed by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rineharts and Girtons and all affected by this great tragedy.
Kim and Grant Carlton
November 16, 2016
Dear Rinehart Family,

The world has lost a trio of talent, heart and soul, but each life's song will echo in hearts of thousands forever. Sending love to you, the Crossroads and Csstle families as well.
Pam Linge
November 16, 2016
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Terry Wunderlich
November 16, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Rinehart family during this difficult time. So, so sorry for your losses. Karin (Kimberlin) Jackson, HHS Class of '88
November 16, 2016
Rinehart family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
The Doctors and team at Evansville Eyecare Associates
November 16, 2016
To the Rinhart and Girton family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words. David's short life on this world brought much joy to many in his community. He was loved by many. The music he shared brought so much joy to all. May God be with you during this time of celebrating his short life on this earth.
Candace Nance
Boonville IN
candace Nance
November 16, 2016
Sweet Rinehart Family, Anyone who grew up attending Crossroads knew the Rineharts, especially David, and his love for music, worship, and Jesus. I'm so deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident. Please know people from all over are covering you in prayer in the coming days and months.
Mandy Woods Garola
November 16, 2016
My heart and prayers go out to the Rinehart family, friends and those who love them. The years I was blessed to sing and worship with David as my Pastor remain among the most impactful of my life. Always remembered.
Paula Treat
November 16, 2016
Gretchen Howard
November 16, 2016
Gretchen Howard
November 16, 2016
a loved one
November 15, 2016
Rinehart family, you are truly in my prayers. David, I'm going to miss you bro, but I'll see you again! Rest my friend....
B Lander
November 15, 2016
My heart breaks for the family, friends and loved ones. My prayers go out on behalf of all of you. I attended Crossroads until I move a few months ago. I was always so blessed by the praise and worship service. David was incredibly talented! When Sophie sang it melted my heart. She indeed sang like an angel and now she is singing with the angels. Love and hugs to all. Cynthia Fox
Cynthia Fox
November 15, 2016
a loved one
November 15, 2016
I am So sorry for your loss, I went to church with David. He was truly an amazing person and she will always be missed, but always remembered. I will always love you; God Bless! read the Dash poem, gets me through all things, plus God is on my side! He was a mentor to me, I will always look up to him. He's in a joy with his Farther.
DJ Ehlert
November 15, 2016
Lucinda I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers
In Christian Love
Linda Van Britson
November 15, 2016
I was blessed to of had 16 years worshiping with David and Ruth and so glad I have my memory pictures of our many mission trips together. Watching Sophie blossom from baby to the inspirational young woman she also left a legacy. I am going to miss them so much but I think David has plans to lead us in choir again when we get to go to heaven. He always said "be flexible God is in control".
Jennifer Chaffin
November 15, 2016
I had the honor of being in college with David in the music program. We also traveled together for 2 years in a singing group "Destiny". David was so funny, and everyone loved him! He had such a love for music and a love for the Lord. You couldn't help but to be inspired by him to always give your best, because he always did! He was loved by so many, and will be missed. Love to the family.
April Keelin
November 15, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will surely miss these beautiful people, knowing they are with God gives us joy. Darlene and Bob Johnson
Bob Darlene Johnson
November 15, 2016
David we will miss your smile, kind heart and rhythm!! I will always remember your words "you can't stand still and praise the Lord... Let the Spirit move you!!
I know God has put you in charge of a heavenly choir with your beautiful angel Sophie and loving mom.
Thank You
Jackie Brooks
November 15, 2016
David touched the lives of so many. He was full of Gods love, ministered to the hurting and broken. A dedicated server to our heavenly Father. He is now home with God and Jesus, surrounded by Angels singing praises to the Lord. He has left a legacy that will never be forgotton. You touched my sons life as well and he will never forget that. Til we meet again my friend.
Much love. Mya & Alexander.
Mya Oconnor
November 15, 2016
To Lucinda and family - We are Eric Shelhart's parents. We remember Dave and you with great fondness. We are so sorry for your loss.
There are no words that can truly express our feelings. But know that we are praying for you. May the peace of God be with you for He will bring you through these difficult times.
Mike & Chris Shelhart
November 15, 2016
My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. The grief you are feeling is immense and I wish you peace, comfort, and love. I went to high school with David and had the pleasure of singing alongside him in Once Upon a Mattress, directed by his talented uncle David Girton. You are all in my prayers.
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutk0
November 15, 2016
We have lots of great childhood memories running around in the neighborhood! I am so sadden to hear of this tragedy and the loss to the community. My heartfelt condolences to the family!
Vanessa Sumpter
November 15, 2016
The loss of David, Ruth Ann and Sophie is deep and we, the choir, grieve with you and for you. Thank God that we have the comfort and assurance we will see them again, and I want to be in that heavenly choir enjoying singing with David again!
Belinda Dillback
November 15, 2016
I went to school with David for many years. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Kristen Evans
November 15, 2016
To the Rinehart family, I have become an online "member" of Crossroads and feel this loss deeply. Your entire family as well as the Crossroads family, are in my prayers. God bless you all.
Debbie Reynolds
November 14, 2016
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