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“I am so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. He was a quiet man but very friendly. I remember him meeting Karen & pretty much falling in love at first...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bev McFadden - Fort Wayne, IN

“We are very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We knew him for many years as an appraiser, we used to own the photo lab. He was a very special man. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Larry and Willa Zeigler - Friend

“So sorry to learn of Gary's passing. I knew him for many yrs from working in twp assessor's office. He was a joy to assist & always polite & funny....Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jodi Edwards - Fort wayne, IN

“I have known Gary since our days at North Side High School. Over the years we became closer since we were both real estate appraisers. We would talk...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: David Friedrich - Fort Wayne, IN

“I remember Gary from our Jr. High & High School days at Lakeside & North side. May the Lord give you peace and comfort as you grieve for Jesus is our...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Earl Cecil - Indianapolis, IN

“I met Gary when I worked for the Allen County Assessors office and he was the kindest soul. It was always a pleasure to have him visit our office. ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bree Bond - Leo, IN

“Karen and family, I am so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. You were very dear to me, Karen, and I also enjoyed working with Gary at NAVL. May God...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Harshbarger - Hudso, IN

“I am truly shocked and saddened by Gary's passing. He was true gentlemen in every way and I will miss him. When he would stop in to see me, I could...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Bolton - Fort Wayne, IN

“My sincere condolences to the Gumbert family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Custard - IN

“I just learned of his passing. Gary was truly a wonderful man. He and Karen were very extremely kind to me. I enjoyed our conversations and his humor...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Scheele - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry to hear of Gary's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I am very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I have no seen him in years, but my father, John McLaughlin informed me today. I have quite fond memories...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Burress - Plainfield, IN

Gary L. Gumbert peacefully passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018, Gary L. Gumbert, loving husband to Karen Gumbert and father of five children, passed away at the age of 72. He was surrounded by his family and childhood friend John McLaughlin at Parkview Regional Hospital.

Gary was born on March 10, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Paul and Emma (Baron) Gumbert. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he graduated from North Side High School in 1964. He was employed at International Harvester 20+ years. Working at North American Van Lines is where he met the love of his life, Karen. He then went on to become a certified real estate appraiser until his passing. On December 23, 1985 he married Karen Marie (Anderson) Parrish. They raised four daughters, Lisa, Lori, Michelle, Angela and one son Ronnie.

Gary had a passion for his children, grandchildren and great-grandson. He loved to feed the squirrels and birds, traveling, grilling for his family, IU basketball and Colts football. He was known for his useless information, his wise cracks, kind heart, giving hand and generous gift giving.

He is survived by his beloved wife Karen of 32 years, daughters Lisa (Alan) Reinke, Lori (Mark) Mayers, Michelle (Keith) Richey and Angela (Terry) Emenhiser and a son Ronnie Parrish. Grandchildren; Erica (Luke) Decker, Megan (significant other Paul Eicher) Kohler, Mariah (fiancée Ray) Emenhiser, Jessica Reinke, Alec (fiancée Bree) Emenhiser, Keila Emenhiser, Griffin McFarland, Brienna Reinke and Emma Mayers. Great grandsons Grayson Eicher, Braxton Eicher and Bentley Eicher and Sister Joy Conrad. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Emma Gumbert and Brother Paul Jr Gumbert.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8th at D O McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana at 10 o'clock a.m. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday December 7th at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to cancer research. To sign the online guest book go to