Gary W. Gant Jr.

October 11, 2013

Gary Gant Jr. 39, of Frankfort, died October 11, 2013 at his home. Born October 4, 1974 in Frankfort, IN, to Gary W. Gant Sr. and Melinda (Boone) Gant. He married Carla S. Theede on October 31, 2001 and she survives. Gary was a 1993 graduate of Frankfort High School and was a lifelong Frankfort resident. He was currently employed as a PMO at Frito Lay in Frankfort, where he had worked for over 20 years. Gary enjoyed boxing, fishing, hunting and baseball. He coached his boys baseball teams in Kirklin and Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

A memorial service honoring the life of Gary will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Nazarene Church Community Life Building. Family will receive friends following service.

Survived by:

Wife: Carla S. Gant of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Meeka (Terry) Chambers of Frankfort, Maya Gant at home, 5 Sons: Gavin & Garrett Gant at home, Brice Gant of Elwood, Austin Gant of Elwood, Allen Taymon of Frankfort, Step-son: Levi Smith of Russiaville, Mother: Melinda Boone Gant of Frankfort, 2 Granddaughters: Maleigha M. Chambers and Tessa Gant, Grandmother: Betty Boone of Frankfort and Grandfather: Phil Parsons of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

His father on January 3, 2013.


21 Condolences for “Gary W. Gant Jr.”

  1. Terry L Flood October 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    You will be missed my friend.

  2. Janet Bower Gregory (Nancy’s sister) October 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Carla, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Kendra has always spoke highly of Gary and you. I have walked the road you must walk now. I know how hard it is and needing to be strong for the children too. If you ever find yourself needing to talk to someone who has been through this kind of loss please stop by. Your neighbor. Janet Bower Gregory

  3. Joyce( Carney) Cerbone October 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Melinda so sorry to hear about Gary.

  4. Patty Keaton Parks October 17, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Melinda, Carla, children, Family & Friends.
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I did not know Gary that well, but I enjoyed our talks Carla, Gary and I at night…Carla if you ever need
    to talk. You know how to find me….

    God Bless

  5. Lorraine Allen October 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to all the family..Gary was such a sweet guy he will truly be missed by a lot of people…GOD’S peace to all the family

  6. Linda Benge October 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Melinda and Meeka, especially, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this time. My heart aches for mothers who lose sons and for daughters who lose fathers. My Father in Heaven and HIS SON, Jesus will comfort, sustain, and walk with you through it all. Lean onto HIM and rest in HIS Peace, Understanding and Love.
    Love and prayers to you all, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

  7. Linda Frye October 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Gary you were a great guy always giving a helping hand. You will be missed by many people RIP

  8. Michele & Ken Hendricks October 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and his children, especially to my grandsons, Brice and Austin Gant. Please remember our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Rest In Peace Gary

  9. Kipp and Roseanna (Evans) Bagshaw October 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Gary..Prayers for all of the family that they make it through this with Peace and Comfort.. I only knew him for a short time when I worked at East Plant. I Roseanna, know a lot of his family members and will hold you all in my prayers.

  10. Sandy October 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss Carla. Gary was a hard worker, a good man and he will be missed. Love and prayers to you, all his children and family and friends, God bless you all. Rest in Heaven Gary.

  11. Stacey Roe October 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Carla I am so sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. I can not imagine what you and the family is going through. It’s just heart breaking and I am here for you if you need me! I will be praying for you and your family..

  12. Tracye Boone October 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Carla & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I’m thinking about you and you are in my prayers. To be absent from us means Gary is in the Lord’s presence and his eternal journey has begun. Gary is definitely in good hands now. Cherish your memories and hold them close to you, that will help get you through this difficult time. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. Sending hugs to all of you!

  13. Debbie Turner Henderson October 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Melinda, I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Prayers & Hugs!!

  14. Becky Brookshier October 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Carla, so sorry for you loss. Prays for you and your family.

  15. Judy Louks October 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    No words can express what we feel for you and your family. It will take a long long time for your hearts to heal, may the warm memories of all the fun times fill the emptiness an remind you that love abounded. love you Auntie Judy

  16. Tina Owens Grizzle October 19, 2013 at 1:02 am

    To Carla and family, sorry for your loss, Gary was a good friend and you guys are in our prayers and thoughts. He will be missed.

  17. Kerry Frazier October 19, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Carla I am very sorry for you and the kids loss. Always remember your not alone. I know the unanswered questions are very hard to deal with when my brother Josh McClain did the similar thing it doesn’t get easier, I still wait for him to come through the door. There is a lot of organizations for support if you want to talk, you know I’m here for you keep them babies close hun

  18. Beverly Eick (Becky Unverzagt’s sister) October 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Carla, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Becky has always spoken so highly of you and Gary. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and your family are in our prayers. Hold close to your heart all the wonderful memories you and Gary made, they will help you in this time of grief. I am so glad you have my sister, Becky with you. She is one of the strongest, God-Filled women I know. May you find Peace and Understanding at this difficult time.

  19. Nicole (Youngern) Brock October 21, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Carla, lifting you and your family up in prayers at this time, So deeply sorry for your loss. ((((HUGS))))

  20. Jami Pratt October 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    RIP Gary. Carla & family, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Jerry Owens October 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I grew up with Gary. I will miss him with all my heart. Sorry to hear what had happened. He will always be remembered by me. Prayers going out to the family and his children. I love ya Gary.

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