Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. I received your letter today. Such a shock. Gary was my health insurance agent for over 15 years. He was very kind, positive, attentive and very informed about his insurance offerings. He personally contacted me annually during open season to inquire if my insurance needs had changed and advised me about my plan options for the next year. A good man.
Sherry, may God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this time.

Posted by Sandra Smith - Fort Wayne, IN   October 16, 2019

So sorry to hear about Gary. Just received your letter today. He was a great guy, I am sure he will missed. Keith and Rita disler Huntington, ind

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2019

Sherry and kids: saddens me to hear of your loss. What a great he was! I wish you all peace as you mourn his loss. Much love surrounds you.

Posted by Linda Horn - Ellenton, FL - Family Friend   September 05, 2019

sorry for your loss. Gary was our insurance man and a wonderful man. always helping to make the right choices. RIH Gary

Posted by Jim and Sandy Chelf - Yoder, IN   September 04, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Gary was our insurance agent and was always so helpful and kind.

Posted by Carolyn & Jerry Newpory - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   September 02, 2019

We were saddened to read this news about Gary. He was so helpful for our insurance needs. Our thoughts and prayers for his family. Gary always had a great sense of humor, a great smile and that wonderful laugh. Keep the faith. Denzil and Carolyn Terry

Posted by Carolyn Terry - KENDALLVILLE, IN   September 01, 2019

I am sorry we just heard today and can't get there Sunday. To my buddy I will just say, thanks for the memories. Hawaii (twice), Carribean cruises, Aruba (maybe not our best) Vancouver skiing, Alaska, Monte Carlo and Paris. Anderson Birthday Parties, Brickyard races. Kids camping in your driveway in the winter. Kids at our house getting muddy. You had a way of making everyone around you laugh or smile.

Posted by Jeff Rice - Crawfordsville, IN - Friend   August 31, 2019

Gary and Sherry entered my life on April 1, 2019. I was blessed to be Gary's Transplant Coordinator. The first time that I was able to formally introduce myself to Gary and let him know my role, he smiled around the breathing tube in his mouth that was keeping him from speaking. From that moment forward, every time that I saw him, he smiled. Despite his struggles following his heart transplant Gary faced all that he encountered with courage, positivity, graciousness, and strength. His amazing wife stood by his side always, and soon I realized that they would not only bring each other strength, but strengthen those caring for him as well. It is not every day that a nurse encounters an experience with a patient and family that will stay in their heart and mind forever, but Gary, Sherry and their family gave that amazing gift to many involved in Gary's care. May your family find peace in the memories of such a strong and wonderful life.

Posted by Kathy Nyikos - Indianapolis, IN   August 31, 2019

So very sorry for this loss, such a super man. We really are sad for you all. Heart breaking.

Posted by Diana and Maryann Inskeep and Burfeind - Sarasota, FL - Friend   August 31, 2019

You were always there to help. Such a caring person. You will be greatly missed. RIP my friend.

Posted by Linda Zimske - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   August 31, 2019

So sorry for your loss of Gary! He was such a sweet guy with such a big smile who could make anyone feel at ease! He definitely will be missed.

Posted by Patsy Bascom - Sarasota, FL - Family Friend   August 31, 2019

I will certainly miss our fishing trips and friendly gatherings. Rest Peacefully buddy.

Posted by Jonathan Bascom - Sarasota, FL - Friend   August 31, 2019


So sorry to hear of the passing of Gary..he helped us out in so many ways in the insurance for my dad Loren McCune...such a great guy and friend..Our sympathy to Sherry and his family..prayers to all..God Bless you..the family of Loren McCune..

Posted by Deb Duhamell - Uniondale, IN   August 31, 2019

I had the pleasure of taking care of Gary during his stays at St. Vincent. Gary was a wonderful man and patient. His wife Sherry is amazing, I feel like they were my second family so this loss is incredibly difficult for me, but I know this is not good bye but simply until we meet again. My heart goes out to Gary's family although I have not met many of you, I can only imagine what you are going through, I am sending you all prayers and love during this time.

Posted by Emily Johnson - Indianapolis, IN   August 31, 2019

Sherry and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Posted by Dan and Anita Correll - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   August 30, 2019

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Tami Nelson - Millington, MI - Acquaintance   August 30, 2019

Sherry so sorry to hear of Gary's passing thoughts and prayers to you and family. He will be greatly missed on siesta key.

Posted by Charmae Billingham - Sarasota, FL - Friend   August 30, 2019

I only wish words can help to the family. Gary was the finest gentleman I have known in my time in the insurance world. You made a big difference Gary with a remarkable commitment to all and good humor as well. You will be missed.

God Bless You.

Keith Noster

Posted by Keith Noster - Indianapolis, IN   August 30, 2019

What a better place this world was with Gary to make us smile. We will miss him so much. Our love to the Billings family.

Posted by Donna Wittrock-Kaup - Elgin, IL - Friend   August 30, 2019