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“Ray was always so special to us. His sense of humor was unique. His mastery of complications, unrivalled. His empathy for the technologically...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Dick and Adie Baach - IN

“Dear Gilbert family, I am sorry about the loss of your loved one. I hope God's word will bring you some comfort. Rev. 21:4, "And he will wipe...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lynne Eckert - Fort Wayne, IN

“Kim and Kelli, We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you during this time of grief. I know you both loved your father very much and learned...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia Graham - Arab, AL

“Kelly and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you smile as you remember the special times and memories of your dad....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sue Pence - South Whitley, IN

“Kelly, Jim & Family, I am so sorry about your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for you all. Love you! Becca ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Hollenbaugh - IN

“Lee & family, I am saddened beyond words. I will miss Ray tremendously as will so many others. The world was a better and more entertaining place...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gayla Kollmeyer - Fort Wayne, IN


Ray M. Gilbert, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Woodview Health Care Center in Fort Wayne.

Born in Chicago, IL, he was the owner of Gilbert Macro and Merges and Gilbert Energy Corp. He was a member of Business Forum, Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge, Blue Jacket Inc., Literacy Alliance (taught Burmese math), Fort Wayne Power & Sail, member of National Association of Power Engineers (taught boiler certification). Ray also donated services to Matthew 25.

Survivors include wife, Leta "Lee" M. Gilbert of Fort Wayne; step-sons, Gary (Jill) Brigman, and Craig A. Brigman both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kimberly (Eric) Lund of Dexter, MI, and Kelly (Jim) Mize of S. Whitley; mother, Marsha Gilbert of Bradenton, FL; mother-in-law, Ada Goodson of Fort Wayne; sisters, Rev. Dr. Gaye Benson of Richmond, CA, and Julia A. Gilbert of Centreville, VA; brothers, Dr. D. Grant Gilbert of Loveland, OH, Boyd H. Gilbert of Valparaiso, IN; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Ray Gilbert II, and Steve Gilbert; and granddaughter, Jennifer Gilbert.

Service is 11 a.m. Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Rev. Dr. Gaye G. Benson officiating. Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or Blue Jacket Inc.