Ryan William Thompson, 21, born in Munster, Ind. on Feb. 2, 1994. His sun set on Sept. 10, 2015. He was a gift from God, an angel on earth and now in heaven. Ryan shared his life with his parents, Randy and Kelly; siblings, Sarah (Chris August), Michael (Stephanie) and Jennifer (James Lamb); grandparents, Shirley Thompson and John (Donna) Bridges; seven nieces and nephews along with several uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Adeleine and Ben Hoffman and Robert William Thompson; along with his dog, Bandit. Ryan is a graduate of South High and the Health Academy. He was currently enrolled at CSU-Pueblo while earning his degree in Mechatronics, to follow in his father's footsteps. Ryan thoroughly enjoyed working at his current job at Best Buy. He was an avid video game enthusiast, loved technology, music, drawing and his car. He was a kind and generous young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend. He will be forever loved and missed by many, his family, friends and all the lives he touched along his journey through life. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Food and fellowship to follow. The family respectfully requests donations be made in Ryan's name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I’m so sorry about your devastating loss. I remember Ryan as his kindergarten teacher. He remains in my memory as an active, happy five year old. He had a sparkle in his eyes and a wonderful supportive family. May he rest in peace and may your grief be tempered by loving memories.
    Donna Verderaime

  2. I cannot begin to fathom your pain at the loss of your child. Ryan was a very special, sweet, kind, intelligent man. I had the privilege to watch him grow into that man from the age of 10. I daily ask God to wrap his loving arms around you in comfort. He has gained a wonderful angel. I am here for you whenever you need to talk or cry just sit with someone even if there is nothing to say. I love you guys. May our God keep you in comfort and care always.Love Lori

  3. Randy, Kelly, Sarah, Michael, Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I’m glad I got to meet Ryan a couple of summers ago at the family get-together.
    Can’t imagine the pain you must be in. I will not be able to attend Ryan’s service, because of a previous commitment, but know that I am with you in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and keep you in His care. Love you all. Dewey and Debbie

  4. Kelly and family,
    I just want you to know that we are all thinking about you here in Indiana! So wish we could make it out there! Just know that we will continually be praying for you and your family, for comfort and strength through this difficult time. Love and miss you!!

  5. Randy, Kelly, Sarah, close family & Friends,

    I am so sorry for your loss. The time that I shared with your family was a good one. Ryan’s smile lit up a room and his obsession with hoarding papers was one of the most entertaining quirks ever. I have plenty of memories of him all very pleasant—especially his kind heart and his deep love and compassion to those he allowed into his life. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and friends as well as his girlfriend in this devastating time. May his soul finally be at peace resting with Bandit watching over everyone.

  6. You all are in our prayers. I didn’t know Ryan very well but I can honestly say that I believe there was something very special about him. I can remember the first time I seen him…he was sleeping in his crib. May you all find peace and comfort in the happy memories you shared. We love you all so much.

    Bill & Debbie Oliver

  7. To all wondering “what if?” What if one more hug? One conversation? Knowing the future? Saying hello once more?
    Please don’t blame yourselves. The choice was not influenced by you or your actions.
    Love and light to everyone. May he be freed from his demons.

  8. Randy,Kelly and Family:
    We were so lucky to have known Ryan and later seeing what a Caring Loving Polite adult he became.I know no words can or will ever replace him just keep the memory that all that knew him loved him in some way or another.
    With Love to all of you:
    John & Georgette

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