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Gary D. Estes
Gary D. Estes, age 73, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born December 10, 1947 in Mexico, Missouri to Herbert Roy and Viola (Bunch) Estes. Gary graduated from Holland High School, and on July 1, 1966 he married his beloved wife, Mary Champion. Gary worked as a Tool and Die Maker for the Ford Motor Company, retiring in 2007.
Gary was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton. He had a passion for keeping a well manicured yard. He loved working on cars and racing them with his sons at Oakshade Raceway. Gary took pride in his family, and you could find him at all of his granddaughters softball games. In the winter, he looked forward going up north and snowmobiling with his family and friends.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary; children, Gary Estes, II, Kimberly Estes and Shane (Amy) Estes; grandchildren, Gary Estes, III, Olivia Rompf and Samuel Estes.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Roy Estes.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, where a memorial service will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 620 Dodge Street, Swanton, OH 43558.
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Deepest sympathy to the Estes family. Let God's promise Soften your sorrow. John W. and Carla Laver
JOHN W LAVER LCARLA LAVER Oct 14 2021 10:26 PM
Much love sent your way Aunt Mary, Gary, Kim and Shane. Uncle Gary will be missed.
Tamee Saul Oct 8 2021 11:41 PM
To Gary's family, I offer my sincere condolences. I know he is missing from your life.
To Gary, you were one of the five Garys at Ford MSP T&D. I still hear your whistling. RIP
Gary Huebner Oct 8 2021 9:40 PM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. At the sat evening services he was always so welcoming and I will miss seeing him. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jan Bratton Oct 8 2021 6:06 PM
So sorry for your loss. Ron & Roseann Taylor
Roseann taylor Oct 7 2021 11:43 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I graduated High School with Mary and Gary and have many fond and crazy memories! My prayers go out to you Mary, your family and friends.
Bobbie Grueshaber Rottmayer-Wickenburg, AZ Oct 7 2021 10:14 AM
Gary and I parted ways way back in 1965 when we were in High School together.We played on the Springfield High School football team. Many memories! To Mary and the family we offer our sincere condolences.
Robert(Rocky) Geiser Oct 5 2021 5:09 AM
Mary, So sad to hear of your loss. Sending my sympathy to you & your family.
Debra P Otermat Oct 5 2021 12:25 AM
Mary so sorry about Gary. No words can express how we feel. He was the nicest guy ever and will be missed terribly
Jim and Judy Carr Oct 4 2021 6:39 PM
Mary And family so sorry for the loss of your husband and your dad Gary was a great guy
Patty Schmitz Oct 4 2021 4:36 PM