Monty R. Amick

Monty Ray Amick, 53, of Lawrence, KS, passed away May 17, 2022. He was born July 9, 1968 in Emporia, KS to David and Donna Amick (Dillon). He attended elementary school in Cunningham, KS and high school and university in Pittsburg, KS, graduating from Pittsburg High School in 1986 and from Pittsburg State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He participated in marching band, concert band,  and jazz band at PHS and PSU. Although Monty could play several instruments, his primary instrument was the trombone. Monty married Stephanie Nichols on March 10, 1991. Of this union two children were born. They later divorced. He married Megan Hulse on April 13, 2010. Monty worked for the Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence for 24 years as a cabinet maker and finisher. He was the supervisor of the case and finishing departments at the time of his passing. Monty produced many  beautiful wooden parts for pipe organs. He pursued his interest in law enforcement by attending the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. He then worked for the cities of Scranton, KS and Carbondale, KS as a part time patrolman. Monty attended the Lawrence Seventh-day Adventist Church and was an elder at the time of his passing. In his free time, Monty enjoyed being outdoors, hunting or cycling and when he was indoors he enjoyed making items for family and friends such as wooden pistol grips, wooden wallets, knives, tools, leather holsters, and leather gear for a renaissance festival. Monty was preceded in death by his grandparents Betty Amick of Cunningham and Vernon and Margaret Dillon of Topeka. He is survived by his wife Megan of the home, two children; Morgan (Oliver) Amick and Kathryn Jacobson (Amick) and husband Griffin, father David Amick, brother Michael Amick and his sons Finley and Sawyer Amick, and by the mother of the children, Stephanie Swan, all of Lawrence, mother Donna (Lance) Sheldon, sister Maggie Amick and her children Lola, Cade, and Connar Southard all of Pittsburg. Celebration of Life service will be 5 pm, Monday, June 27, 2022 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home rumsey-yost.com  in Lawrence. The family invites memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society https://lawrencehumane.org/ and the Lawrence SDA Church https://www.lawrencesda.org/. These may be sent to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Scott Young...

I love you brother. I miss you already, but I know we will be together again, in His presence. I can only imagine…

From Mark Matters...

Monty, you were the best, you would be first on my all star team in organ building if I was to pick one. I came to Lawrence in 2015 to work more closely with my client Reuter and quickly could see that you were able to deliver on whatever was asked of you. You always had time for me, to listen and answer my questions, you are missed very much. When I look across the shop to your workbench…….that is very difficult. My deepest sympathy to Megan and your family.

From Gail Ellis...

Very sorry to read about the passing of your husband. Gail Ellis

From Mary (Cusenbary) Henson...

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Monty’s family, especially to Maggie & Michael. My cousin Lance & your mother Donna brought you to those fun family reunions at my Uncle Dale & Aunt Elizabeth’s farm at Cunningham. I especially remember the fun you & my daughter Tiffany had playing together at the farm, Maggie. You all have been in our prayers & we will continue to keep you in prayer. This is a tragic loss for the whole family. David, my sister Norma has been praying for you, too. You & Norma were very good friends & she was devastated when she heard of your tragic loss. May God bless & comfort all of you. You are loved!

From Aunt Kris...

Dear sweet Monty, you are so missed by family and friends. I have so many great memories of you and your cousins at big family gatherings at the farm with great meals and all of you kids doing all the fun things there. Truly rest in peace.

From Gary pate...

I worked with Monty while I was at the Reuter organ company
He was one of the guys who was an encyclopedia of knowledge and skill .
I looked up to him and he will be missed by us all.

From Lonnie Thiessen...

I haven’t seen Monty in 40 years but I was his junior hi teacher and coach in Cunningham Kansas. He was the starting center on our league champion basketball team. He was a brilliant, sharp student. Barbara and I send our condolences to David, Donna, and other family members.

From Laura Bilhimer...

I will always remember Monty as a warm, wonderful, loving presence, always with a laugh and a sparkle in his eyes. He always treated my sister and I like family, and it was always a joy to bump into Monty, Megan, and the girls. You’ve all been in my thoughts. This is a profound loss, but I will continue to keep Monty in my memories. May he be at peace. Love and well wishes to his family.

From Sally G Kelsey...

I was so, so sorry to hear about this. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts. I know this is such a profound loss for you all, and I wish there was something I could do or say that would help.

From Barbara Doebele...

Monty, go play a little catch with Jim like you did when you were about 5. RIP.

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