Services Thursday for Crown Point groom who died hours after wedding
POST-TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT December 18, 2013 6:48PM
Updated: December 18, 2013 7:26PM
Memorial services for the Crown Point man who was killed just hours after his wedding when he stopped to help a stranded motorist, will be Thursday.
Mourners will gather at Great Oaks Banquets, where Riley Knight, 49, was married Saturday and where he had met his wife, Nikki Knight, eight years ago. The hall is located at 13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake, Indiana, off U.S. 41. Owner Tom McAdams donated use of the hall for the service, the family said.
The family also asked that media stay off the property and respect mourners’ privacy.
Knight and Linda Darlington, 42, a Hobart teacher were struck and killed along 109th Avenue in Crown Point. Her car had gone off the road and he had stopped on the way to the hotel from his wedding reception to lend a hand.
Donations in Knight’s memory can be made to either of the following memorial funds:
Remember The Knights Survivorship Fund, in car of GDWI; 954 Eastport Centre Dr.; Suite E; Valparaiso, IN 46383. This fund is being sponsored by First Financial Bank in Schererville.
Donations also are encouraged to the Wounded Warrior Project. Knight was a U.S. Army Ranger, and saw duty in Operation Desert Storm.
Checks in his memory can be mailed to: Wounded Warrior Project; P.O. Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675.