Toby J Rickett, age 47 from Fishers, IN, passed away November 3rd 2021 at IU Saxony Hospital. He lives on through others by organ donation. The first donor for IU Saxony Hospital
Toby was born in Sandusky, Michigan December 21st 1973 to Larry Rickett and Sherry Byrd Rickett. He attended Eastbrook Elementary in Upland, IN and then Junior High and High School in Sandusky Michigan where he graduated in 1993.
He furthered his education with a Bachelor's Degree in History/Political Science at Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he also was a key participant in Student Leader Fellowship, graduating in 1997. Also, studied at Spring Arbor University Michigan for an added degree in Elementary Education. He was currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis wth Ball State University and online classes with Northwestern University.
He was currently employed as a Behavioral Therapist for Autism Companion Services Indianapolis. He was passionate about his profession and loved his chosen career over the past 15 years. His heart was devoted to improving the lives of children with autism and behavioral health issues. He was also primary caregiver for his great Uncle Melvin Smith.
Toby is survived by his Mother, Sherry Byrd Rickett and her significant other Jamey Boyd from Indianapolis. His sister & brother in law Melany & Terry Shampo, niece Sydney Shampo and nephew Oliver Shampo from Westfield. Father, Larry Rickett from Michigan.
Many extended family with cousins, aunts and uncles, many great aunts and uncles and distant cousins as well.
He was proceeded in death by his paternal grandmother Donna Rickett, Deckerville MI and maternal grandparents Dick and Jan Byrd Carmel, IN. Also his uncles Rick Byrd and Philip Byrd.
Toby was a bigger than life personality from the moment he was born who brought happiness and joy to all who knew him. He touched many lives during his 47 years on earth and leaves behind many close friends.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life for Toby May 14th 2022 at the Reddick Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. Time to be announced later.