BRASELTON, Ga. — Adviser Dick Wagner, who died in March, was the industry’s “deepest thinker,” its “oracle of Denver” and even its “philosopher-king,” mourners recalled on Tuesday during a tearful memorial at the annual FPA Retreat. But it was his resemblance to Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi that particularly stood out to one longtime friend.

“There’s one thing we know about Jedi Knights, right?” Marty Kurtz of the Planning Center in Moline, Illinois, asked the audience of more than 100. “When they die, they become more powerful.”

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