David Lynn Wyatt, 87 of Chadron, NE, passed away on May 4, 2023 peacefully in the comfort of his home with his daughter, Lee Ann by his side. Dave was born on April 17. 1936 to Roger & Evalene Wyatt of Missoula, Montana. He attended public school in Missoula and later graduated from the University of Montana. On December 31, 1959 Dave entered the Air Force and was originally stationed in San Antonio and then went to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where he was a Physical Therapist and a member of the Skeet Team. On June 15, 1966, Dave was discharged from the Air Force as a captain and in 1967 he landed in Chadron, NE to begin his 40 + year career as a Physical Therapist. Dave designed and developed the Physical Therapy department at the Chadron Community Hospital. Dave was beloved by his patients and the community and was known for his great personality & humor. He was highly regarded for his care and professional ability and always was able to make his patients feel comfortable and happy with is humor and cracking jokes. You could always here him coming down the halls of the hospital, with his very talented whistling! On June 20, 1973 Dave married the beautiful redhead of his dreams and the “Love of his Life”, Leona and also as part of the package gained his daughter Lee Ann. Dave and Leona loved and enjoyed living at their home out by Chadron State Park. They remained happily married until May 9, 2021 when Leona passed away. Dave had a passion for nature and the outdoors and spent countless hours fishing and hunting with so many of his special friends. Dave was predeceased by his father and mother, Roger & Evalene, his wife Leona and his brother Norman. He is survived by his daughter Lee Ann and his nephews Tom & Greg Wyatt. Services will be held at the Community Complex at Chadron State Park on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 11 am. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Dave Wyatt’s Name to help multiple community projects. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.