Gary B. Kline, 80, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 12:38 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Goshen Hospital. He was born on October 28, 1941 in Warsaw, IN to Harold L. & Alice E. (Fidler) Kline.
He graduated in 1959 from Syracuse High School, 1963 from Ball State University in Muncie, IN with a B.A. Degree, and 1968 from Ball State with his Master’s Degree. On September 9, 1961 in Syracuse, IN he was married to Shirley M. Weingart who survives. He retired in 1999 from the District 200 Schools in Wheaton, IL as a teacher after 36 years. He grew up in Syracuse and lived in Winfield, IL for many years before returning to Syracuse in 1999.
He was a life member of the Illinois Education Association & the National Education Association, served as president of the District 200 Schools Teachers Union in Wheaton, IL for many years, and was affiliated with the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years - Shirley Kline of Syracuse, daughter - Kimberly (Wayne) Rivenes of Elkhart, son – Jeffery (Kathy) Kline of River Forest, IL along with his 2 grandchildren - Thomas Kline & Olivia Kline.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Goshen Home Care & Hospice or American Heart Association.