Gary Lee Thompson, 62

Gary Lee Thompson, 62, of Lagro, died at 6:35 pm, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

He was born March 26, 1953, in Findlay, Ohio to Harry and Elsie (Bretz) Thompson.

Gary was a 1971 graduate of Northfield High School.  He married Brenda Burnsworth in Lagro, Indiana on November 24, 1972.  He served in the US Army from 1973-76.  Gary was the head custodian at L.H. Carpenter Elementary School until 1984, and also worked at Southwood High School and Metro North Elementary School.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge.  Gary enjoyed computers and Facebook.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Thompson, two children, Marcus Thompson and Abigail Smith, two granddaughters, Lillianna Smith and Evangelena Smith, and his father-in-law, Bill Burnsworth, Sr., all of Lagro, four sisters, Patricia (Jim) Huffman of Findlay, Ohio, Nancy (Gene) Biller of Hoytville, Ohio, Beverly (Parley) Anderson of Findlay, and Jackie (Mario) Cortez of Hoytville, and his brother, Tom (Julie) Thompson of McComb, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Shirley Knepper.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Bill Burnsworth Jr. and Joel Murray officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Lagro Community Church.

The memorial guest book for Gary may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Sep 01