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Rhett Fox

October 1, 1997 — November 15, 2018


Rhett Fox, age 21 of Redig, South Dakota, died tragically on Thursday November 15th, 2018 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Rhett’s life will be celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at the Harding County High School Gymnasium in Buffalo, SD.  Visitation will take place 5 to 7pm Tuesday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place on the Fox Family Ranch.

Rhett Warren Fox was born October 1, 1997 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  He was the son of Robert and Kelly (Brandt) Fox.  Rhett was homeschooled for a time and he also attended school in Buffalo and Belle Fourche, graduating from Belle Fourche High School in 2016.  He was proud to be from Redig, South Dakota and he made his home as a 5th generation member of the Fox Family Ranch.  After graduating from high school, Rhett attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK.  In the summer of 2017 he returned home to his own place on the family ranch.  During this time he also worked on the neighboring Sperle ranch for the winter and then in the summer he started his own business, Fox Fencing, which he took great pride in.

Rhett was a rancher at heart, ever since he was a child.  Whether it was showing everything he could in 4-H, being a part of FFA, judging livestock, or having a natural born eye for cattle, Rhett loved the ranch life.  Rodeo was a huge part of his life, even from a young age, and saddle bronc riding was his true passion.  He was a well-traveled cowboy.  Having just gotten his PRCA card, 2019 would have been his rookie year.  Rhett was a National High School Rodeo qualifier in cutting, and he also had one goal in rodeo.  He had many rodeo goals in mind, but his first and foremost was to win at Wolf Point, Montana because this was his mentor, Jake Costello’s favorite rodeo.  Rhett also had a leather shop, and he was very talented when it came to working with leather.  He was just getting into making saddles and his brand was “RW Fox Maker”.

Rhett was the type of guy who could be a friend to anyone.  He was confident, tough, encouraging to others, and he loved to joke around.  He loved to laugh and have a good time and he was a great brother, son, and partner to his dad.  He will be missed so much.

Rhett is survived by his parents, Rob and Kelly Fox of Redig; sisters, Abby Fox of Redig SD, Kelly Marsh of Tacoma WA; maternal grandparents, Diana and Jamie Mueller of Milan IL, Walter Brandt; paternal grandparents, Mike and Roberta Fox of Belle Fourche.

Celebration of Life
10:30 A.M. – Wednesday – November 21, 2018
Harding County High School Gymnasium
Buffalo, South Dakota
Pastor Elgin Faber
“The Vaquero Song”
Honorary Casketbearers
Jake Burghduff          Cahden Howrey         Dane Jensen
Skye Martin    Wade Monnens         Mason Teigen
Active Casketbearers
Chet Crago     Cooper Crago     Tucker Harmon     Christian Holland
Kelly Montgomery    Taylen Nelson    Sam Podzimek    Cody Tupper
Private Interment at a Later Date
Fox Ranch Family Cemetery
Redig, South Dakota


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National St, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Mountain time)

Harding County High School Gymnasium

12474 Tipperary St, Buffalo, SD 57720

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