Gary Fugate, 67, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 3:19 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on April 26, 1954 in Saldee, KY to Walter & Evalee (Farler) Fugate.
He grew up in Viper, KY, attended Dilce High School in Jeff, KY, and moved to Indiana in 1972. He was married on December 23, 1975 in North Webster, IN to Marlene K. Spiegel who survives. He retired from Kimble Glass in Warsaw (Machinist) after 34 years. He formerly worked at Warsaw Coil, Royal Crown in Milford, Omco in Pierceton, and Walmart in Warsaw.
Gary had a huge heart and made everyone he loved feel like they were the only person in the world. His favorite song to sing to his children was You are My Sunshine, where he would change the lyrics to “you’ll never know, how much your daddy loves you.” He will be forever missed.
He is survived by:
Wife – Marlene Fugate of Warsaw
Daughter –Tracy (Martin) Allmon of Warsaw
3 Sons – Courtney (Jennifer) Fugate of Beirut, Lebanon, Jason (Joel Seagle) Fugate of Fort Wayne & Jesse (Brandy) Fugate of Claypool
Brother – Jim Fugate of Warsaw
2 Sisters – Norma (Kevin) Fugate-Gipson of Peru & Carol Caudell of Viper, KY
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers – William & David Fugate, and 7 half-brothers & sisters - Rosella, Arbutus, Ruby, Jessie, Junior, Vincent, and Pauline.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13, & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 in the funeral home with Steve Angel officiating. Burial will be in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Gary Fugate Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.