Dick graduated from high school in Ogallala, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in English. Dick also received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the R.O.T.C program at the University and served in the U.S. Army for three years from 1967 – 1970 as a Company Commander and Captain.
After the Army, Dick attended law school at the University of Nebraska and received his law degree in 1972. He moved to Montrose after graduation where he was in private practice with the law firm of Overholser, Slee and Brown.
In 1976, Dick was appointed by Governor Lamb as the Montrose County Judge and appointed as District Judge by Governor Romer in 1994. In 2002, Dick retired as a District Judge as was appointed by the City Council as the Montrose Municipal Court Judge, where he continues to serve.
Dick is married with three children. When not working as the judge, Dick conducts mediation and arbitration in private lawsuits. For hobbies, he enjoys playing basketball, gardening, hunting, fishing, and spending time with grandchildren.