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December 10, 1954 - January 31, 2024
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Rimrock Church, located at 12200 SD Hwy 44, Rapid City, South Dakota 57702, at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024.
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To Rita, and family. I was shocked to read about Monte's passing. We hadn't been in touch for decades. However I always liked and admired his humor, His drive, honestly, and approachability to all. So sad, but. So happy that he is in paradise. I'm praying for you and your family that God will comfort you in the days ahead. Kenny Uhrig
Posted by Kenny Uhrig on February 12, 2024
Monte was one of our best customers at the Knights of Columbus snack shack during central states fair. We will miss him.
Posted by Rod Anderson on February 11, 2024
Dear ones, my brother Eddie Phillips and I went to school at Doty school with Monte and Mike and Mavis. Eddie said, when I told him, that Monte was his best friend in school. We were so saddened to here of his passing, but Praise the lord we will see him again one fine day. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Posted by Jeanne Phillips Tauck on February 9, 2024
I am sorry to hear of Monte's passing. I hadn't seen him in years but he was always a bright spot to a young kid growing up. My prayers to his family.
Posted by Matt Gillen on February 7, 2024
Monte was a very talented musician, a man of quick wit and a great smile! He loved God and was joyful and present whenever you got to talk to him. He held a special place in our daughters heart as she was growing up. Our prayers to all the beautiful family he left too soon. He will be missed by many.
Posted by Saundra and Barry Shaw on February 6, 2024
Monte, leaves a legacy of joy and passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus through music and song, and sound. He always greeted me with a hi Cindy, and a hug and enthusiasm & encouragement to keep doing what you do best, and that’s definitely what he did do too! Thank you doesn’t seem like enough for all the times he was there for me and all of my family. But I do know where he’s at now, & he & Blair McNair I’m sure are working on the “big sound booth” in Heaven and making sure everything‘s perfect!!🤩🙌🏼 I think we’ll be together sooner than we can even imagine so let’s rejoice and keep sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, in all we do.✝️ Love you, Rita and family. Hope we can talk and hug soon!🤗♥️🙌🏼
Posted by Cindy Grenz-Guerdet & Greg Guerdet on February 6, 2024
I have such great memories of Monte, going back to our junior year at Stevens. He grew up on his family's ranch near Nemo and I got my first taste of the ranching life. Their ranch had real animals, Monte had daily chores, sawdust heat and they had a piano. Monte showed me his passion for All-things Paul McCartney. I remember him playing "Maybe I'm Amazed" note-for-note, obviously the roots of his tribute band "Abbey Road". I don't think Monte had any formal training but he could play like he had. I was in awe. After High School, we didn't connect much until our kids and their kids got older and we'd see each other at school events, or see him on stage. He'd always tease me for not sticking with the guitar but it was clear who was the Natural talent between us. Monte was always the upbeat, fun-loving guy and I'm sorry he's gone so early. I remember seeing a post he or his family had made several years ago to facebook, family picture of him, Rita the 3 girls. I wrote back, "Monte you have been blessed so much, beautiful family. God Bless you". Well, I say it again Monte, you're a winner in every way and you've been blessed so much. Thank you for trying to make me think I got you in the music business, truth is it was your calling. We are out of town all this week and will miss the service. Think of you often, Greg Hansen
Posted by Greg & Pam Hansen on February 6, 2024
Oh Rita and family, I am so very sorry for your so great loss and yet, I rejoice with you for Monte's gain. No more suffering. My memories of Monte are nothing but good ones. I can't imagine the hole that is left in your lives. One day we will all be together again! Many hugs.
Posted by Cyndie Hamilton on February 6, 2024
We wish we could be there to celebrate the life of Monte. Our thoughts and prayers will continue for you and the girls in the days to come. Love you, Vicki and Dana
Posted by Anonymous on February 5, 2024
Prayers and condolences to Monte's family. I had the pleasure to work with Monte at the South Dakota State Fair on several occasions. He know how to make the sound professional. Our musicians were pleased with the work that he did. This came as a surprise but Cancer is that way. May the Lord wrap all of you in his arms and give you comfort during this difficult time. South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Musicians and friends
Posted by Wini Iverson on February 5, 2024
Monte touched many lives through his music, kindness, and quick wit. All of us on stage at the fairgrounds felt we made a real and genuine friend while Monte and his crew ran sound. He will be missed. He lived his life fully, with happiness, ambition, discipline, grace, and kindness. Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife and daughters at this difficult time.
Posted by Johnny Sundby on February 4, 2024
Rita and family! We were so saddened to hear of your loss of Monte. He and Dave had many laughs on each job site where they worked! Monte had a way of bringing humor into every conversation! Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come!
Posted by Dave and Brenda Clark on February 3, 2024
Monte was a sweet, wonderful man who loved Rita, his girls and grandchildren. He especially loved the lord and had a profound impact on me when I called years ago to talk to Rita. She wasn’t home yet, so we talked for a few minutes before she got home. I was in a bad place emotionally and started to cry when he asked how I was. He then asked me if I had taken Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. I’d always considered myself a Christian but wasn’t trusting God. His question prompted me to really think about my Christianity and I will never forget that. I loved his sense of humor and appreciated his many talents. I wish I could have witnessed the musical ones, but maybe one day when we all meet again. My thoughts & prayers go out to all of the Madison family and I hope his good memories and Gods grace will sustain you all. Love, Kim Douthitt
Posted by Kim Douthitt on February 3, 2024
So very sorry for the heartbreaking loss. Monte always had a smile and a kind word to share. He will be dearly missed. Sending healing heart thoughts, prayers, and hugs to all 💔
Posted by Kay Johnston on February 2, 2024
It's funny how a name can trigger a sweet memory from youth. In the late 60's, I lived on Schroeder Road and was a kindergarten student at Jefferson School. Country kids were frequently bussed into town. Our driver was an elderly driver nicknamed "Rosie" Rosie was a real miracle worker navigating those windy, icy unplowed roads. At any rate, I had long hair. Each day when Monte went by my seat on the bus, he gently tugged my braids and said, "Beep! Beep!" I remember thinking he was probably a high school boy because he seemed so old. Although a few years later we moved into town, I am quite familiar with the Madison legacy in that area. Beep! Beep! to you Monte. Thanks for the memories. Prayers to the family.
Posted by Anonymous on February 2, 2024
White family we all would like to extend our sympathy to the whole family from the Custer County Leaders Association
Posted by Marion Maude on February 1, 2024
To the Madison family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow following the loss of Monte. I would like to wish you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family. Mark Magbuhat
Posted by Mark Magbuhat on January 31, 2024