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Ryan “Rhino” J. Peltier

KSAL StaffNovember 17, 2020

Ryan “Rhino” J. Peltier, age 38, of Concordia, Kansas, passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

He was born on September 19, 1982 in Salina, Kansas. Ryan was the son Ann Betzner Buresh and the late John F. Peltier and Step-father, Kenneth Lukavsky.

Ryan was a 2001 graduate from Concordia High School.

Ryan was an Equipment Specialist for the Kansas Department of Transportation starting in 2001.

Ryan was an avid racecar fan, enjoyed fishing and being outdoors, and most of all spending time with his two step-sons, nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the I.M.C.A. racing, American Legion Post #76.

Ryan was preceded in death by his father, John, paternal grandparents, William and Francis Peltier; maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Betzner; Uncles, Joseph Peltier and Vincent Peltier; Aunt Stella Wessle.

Ryan will forever be remembered by the love of his life, Amanda Kindel, Fiance’, Step-sons, Austin Krier (Zoe) and Tyler Applebee, parents, Ann Buresh and Kenneth Lukavsky; brother, Josh (MaryAnn) Peltier; sisters, Maddison Vignery (Terry); Morgan Marlette (Clay); nieces and nephews, Taylynn, Tison and Trent Peltier, Zane Vignery, Harper Marlette, Robert, Mitchelle, and Lance Dauer; God parents, Terry and Monica Grant; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, a private family Rosary service will be prayed at 6:00 p.m., all at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. Family will receive friends after the rosary service.

Celebration of Life services will be 1:30 pm, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Cloud County Fair Grounds at the race track.

Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Jamestown, Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to the Ryan Peltier Memorial Fund to be determined at a later time in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit

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