OBITUARY: Theodore Ray Resnik

Theodore (Ted) Ray Resnik, 76, passed away on Jan. 20, 2022, while in Hospice care.

Ted was born on Aril 30, 1945, the fourth of six children and the third son of Lucille Margaret (Greep) Resnik and Daniel Edward Resnik of Whitewater.

Ted graduated from Whitewater High School and obtained a master of business administration from The University of Kansas. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He assisted in his parents’ car dealership growing up and intermittently during his life, being especially helpful with the accounting.

Ted was a certified public accountant for Elmer Fox & Co, then for most of his accounting career, for Black and Veach, Overland Park. After retirement, he returned to Newton, where he continued his business partnership with his brother, Wayne, in Resnik Motors Company.

He married Gala Phoenix in June 1970 and Janice Gilbert in the 1980s. Both marriages ended in divorce.

Ted was proceeded in death by his father, mother, brothers Anthony Daniel and Daniel Douglas, and sister Josephine Ann.

Survivors include his older brother Wayne Edward (Ginger), Whitewater and sister Lucille (Cille) Carol King, Lawrence, two nieces, Stephanie Powers and Alison King, and two nephews. Anthony (Tony) Resnik and Zachary King.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Nicholas Voelker officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Newton.

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