Randy Lee DeWitt

Randy Lee DeWitt – 68
June 20th, 1955 -October 28th, 2023
Kansas City, MO

Randy passed away October 28th 2023, while surrounded by family. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Southwest High School in 1973, then attended community college. He worked many years as Executive Chef of Homestead Country Club. He then went on to work in the kitchen for Hy-Vee, Overland Park, for 19 years. He enjoyed his time there and his relationships with his co-workers and customers. He loved his family, attending his grandchildren’s events, hunting on his farm, the Chiefs, Royals, and his beloved Mizzou Tigers.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary DeWitt, sister Rhonda DeWitt, and his grandson Cody Singleton.

Randy is survived by Teresa, his wife of 44 years and his children; Misty Pinkston (Larry), Matthew DeWitt (Krystal), Michael DeWitt, and Christina Singleton. He is also survived by grandchildren; Kaytlyn, Alexa, Charisma, Brianna, Ashley, Samantha, Sabastian and Hannah; 6 Great Grandchildren; his brother Dusty DeWitt (Robin) and family as well as a very large extended family.

Randy was a wonderfully genuine man and was loved by all who met him. He was a wonderful husband and father.

Services for Randy will be held Monday, November 6, 2023 visitation will be from 2pm-3pm and memorial service from 3pm-4pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Mo, 64133. To watch the memorial service live, click HERE.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


  1. Christina Rickard on November 3, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    My heart goes out to the family?

  2. Christina Rickard on November 3, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    My heart out to the family?

  3. Christina Rickard on November 3, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Heart . Sorry for the others. It kept putting in a question instead of a heart emjo.

  4. Justin Wadkins on November 3, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Randy was always the best part of my day. I was so lucky to get to work with him for as long as I did and enjoy his friendship. He loved all of you so much and that was what so many of our conversations were about. I am so very sorry for your loss and we will all miss him very much.

  5. Anthony Tovar on November 3, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    Randy was one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure to work with a call a friend. He was always there to talk and always worried about everyone else before himself. He will be greatly missed by all who ever met him. My heart goes out to the family.

  6. Stanman on November 3, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Randy it was a pleasure to work with you. You are truly missed. Sweet dream Randy.

  7. Bridget A. Meier on November 3, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    He was one of the best and it was an honor to get to know him and work with him. You’ll be missed

  8. Karen Millett on November 3, 2023 at 5:45 pm

    My husband and I both got to work with Randy. We are deeply saddened for you loss.

  9. Devin Geoffray on November 3, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Randy was such a good man. I love hearing his voice on the intercom and every time he walks past me he just puts a smile on my face every time. He was a gentleman to every employee and customer and he was always there whenever we needed him. I’m truly going to miss him. We love you Randy.

  10. Tony Valenti on November 3, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Randy was a great person I enjoyed working with him at Hy-Vee over the last 20 years he came to work every day ready to go. I got to know him over the years Randy was a really nice person who really cared about his work each day and the people he worked with. All of us here at Hy-Vee will miss him. I want to say to the family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time I’m so sorry to hear about Randy. God bless you and your family.

  11. Shaun Profaizer on November 3, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Randy was a great mentor who helped me grow up alot and overcome many obstacles. It was truly an honor to work with him and learn to cook from him. Sweet dreams, You will be missed.

  12. Amanda Moder on November 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    I’m fortunate to have been a coworker of Randy’s. His kindness and quick wit were unmatched, and he listened, paid attention to, and cared about each person he met. He watched out for everyone and took interest in their passions. He knew I loved dance, and would take the time to ask and talk about it with me. His wise insight and excellent advice were such a gift. Though I moved out of state, we would stay in touch- and he always made time to talk when I’d stop back and visit. He was there for me in some very hard times, and I’m forever grateful for that. To his family- I’m deeply sorry for your loss. What an incredible legacy he leaves. Know that he loved you all dearly- he talked about you often and was so proud to call you his. May you forever feel and carry his love with you- your lives continue his powerful legacy and story. Praying for you all, I’m so sorry.

  13. Alex O'Del on November 3, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Randy was a one of a kind man who could make anyone smile. Randy was the best at lifting people up when they were having a bad day. Randy’s greatest gift was how he could relate to anybody he came in contact with. This made him a friend to all. I am very glad of the time we shared working for Hy-Vee. Randy always had my best interest at heart and that is something I’m still thankful for today. He loved his children and grandchildren and always had stories to share. My condolences to his family.

  14. Teja Edwards on November 3, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Hyvee was my first job after moving from home. Randy was always there for me and everyone who worked with him. I sadly put off coming to visit and now regret that. I know he loved his family a lot and my prayers are with them.

  15. Shavjionna Johnson on November 3, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Randy was an amazing coworker. He was often one of the first people I would talk to before I started my work day. He was an all around hard worker and good friend. He will be missed.

  16. Holly Braden on November 3, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    I started working with Randy in 2017. He made me feel welcome right off the bat. He knew I was a huge KSU fan, so we would talk about that all the time. Any big win I could expect a text from him congratulating me. Of course he had to give me a hard time when Mizzou beat us this season. But I was secretly happy for him ?

    He cared deeply for his family and often talked about his granddaughter’s softball games. He would have the play by play on his phone at work if he couldn’t make it to a game. I know he was very proud.

    Randy’s presence in the kitchen at work will be truly missed. I’m so glad to have had him in my life. My deepest condolences to the family.

  17. Youssef Ayoub on November 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    This man was a legend to me in the culinary category. Not only was he an amazing cook, he was an amazing person! He always went out of his way to help out, and he was a hard worker. I truly loved this man, as a role model for being kind to others, and making a mean breakfast plate. God bless you! And legends never die!

  18. Hailee Stockton on November 3, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I was fortunate enough to know Randy through Hy-Vee. He was an amazing person. He always had knowledge or banter to share. I loved speaking with him everyday and learned a bunch from him. I was able to stop by the store and see him when I was in KC last and he was ever his ‘Randy’ self. There was no one like him! I think of him often! He taught me how to cut and onion(so I remember him every time). He taught so many people and influenced so many lives. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Karen Bailey on November 4, 2023 at 4:13 am

    I am deeply saddened by the news of Randy. Such a wonderful person he was. I am so blessed to have known him for 20 years at Hy-vee. I am praying for the family during this difficult time. Randy will be missed.

  20. Chris Maki on November 4, 2023 at 9:26 am

    I worked with Randy for a number of years at Hy-Vee. Randy’s work ethic was truly impressive. His smile would always brighten my day. I enjoyed our many conversations about deer hunting. He will be missed by many. My condolences to the family.

  21. Phil Glasser, The Knights of Columbus Ascension Friday Morning Breakfast Club on November 5, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    I was part of a regular group who gathered for breakfast most Wednesdays and every Friday at Hy Vee for years and Randy was a part of “our” crew…always ready with a kind word, a cheery greeting or a helping hand to take care of everything we might need. His work ethic and dedication were strong. We will miss him. He will be remembered fondly. He was the essence of “a good man”. May he rest in eternal peace.

  22. Ethan Anissy on November 5, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Randy at Hy-vee. I always felt a special kindred with Randy: growing up on the same block, decades apart. We talked about how the world was changing, and where we thought it would go. Randy was a teacher, mentor, life coach, chef, and friend. He was a man who truly understood the meaning of service: caring for strangers without prejudice. He will be sorely missed. Rest well, friend.

  23. Jackie bailey on November 6, 2023 at 7:23 am

    A kind and caring man. I can’t put into words how sad I am. And saying “sorry for your loss” to his family isn’t enough, but I am. Peace be with you, my friend

  24. Brian Leeper on November 6, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Teresa, Misty, Matt and Mike. I am very sorry for your loss. Randy was a great man and I learn a lot from him. God rest his soul and may God bless your family.

  25. Kristina Heller on November 6, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Randy was a wonderful person and was always excited to see me. I’ll miss him dearly. Love you all.

  26. Curline Malveaux (lil sis) 5258 Skiles on November 7, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    God bless your family, during this time. Appreciate the community your family provided as we have lived up and down the street from each other over the years. All the drive by and waves, and when we all left the house at least my mom still had you’ll family still in the neighborhood although the time has changed the neighborhood it always feels like home and was always good to see familiar faces.

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