Gary was born on May 26, 1945 in Evansville, IN to Marquis D. And Mabel E. (Pemberton) Gatewood. Gary passed on May 15, 2022 in Warrick County, IN.
Gary graduated from Reitz High School. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force. After discharge, he worked at Bucyrus Erie in Evansville, IN. He later attended USI and became a realtor. He also worked in the construction field. He enjoyed working with miniature farm animals, and spent many hours training his dogs. He was a gun enthusiast and loved to shoot competitively and for sport. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Gary would drop whatever he was doing and go to help his friends and neighbors. He would help anyone anytime.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, sister Maxine Michel, brothers Donald Moore, Marquis Gatewood Jr. and Larry Gatewood. Gary is survived by his loving companion and best friend Laya Phelps of Dale, IN, daughter Kristi Rae (Michael), grandson Wyatt Lakemper, granddaughter Kinlee Rae all of Houstonia, MO, son Gary Lynn Gatewood II (Jessica Balke), granddaughter Kaela and Harley Balke all of Sedalia, MO, his sisters Eve Abernethy (Jerry) of Cleveland, OH, Jean Cobb, Sherry Crabtree (Terry), Marilyn Gregory, brother Ron Gatewood (Nomi), sister-in-law Dee Dee Gatewood all of Evansville, IN. Gary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Westside Church of Christ
3232 Edgewood Drive Evansville, IN 47712
Visitation 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Memorial service begins at 1:30 PM
There will be an opportunity for friends and family to speak if they would like to share a “Gary” story or memory. There will also be a box available if you want to leave a story or memory for his loved ones to read later.
In order to continue Gary’s service to his fellow Veterans, memorial contributions may be made to
Point Man Ministries of Newburgh
306 Edgewater Drive
Newburgh, IN 47630
Kenny Marx says
So sorry for your loss. Gary was indeed a good person and friend. He seldom met a stranger. I am honored to have known Gary as a friend and fellow shooter.
Sherry Crabtree says
Gone but not forgotten. Miss and love you forever brother.
John Chaney says
I just talked to you 2 days before, I will miss our talks and all the jokes, you my friend are one of the great guys. Your smile will be missed around here, God has you be his side, we will meet again.
Patti Sensmeier says
I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Gary always made me smile when he came into the Fun Center. He would always tell me something exactly the opposite of what was going on and in the end have me believing what he said was right. I will miss seeing him around Walther’s.
Gary was a great guy. I met him at gun shows where he would often have me laughing harder than normal. He made my time there much more enjoyable. My condolences to the family. He will be missed!