Obituary of Gary Hostetter
Gary Murle Hostetter, 73, of Bedford died at 12:45 am on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his residence.
Born December 20, 1944 in Lawrence County, IN he was the son of Murle and Lucille (Hamilton) Hostetter. He married Wanda Allen on April 18, 1964 and she survives. He retired from General Motors in 2000 after working 37 years as a sheet metal worker and in the employee assistant program. He had recently worked as a bus driver for the Bloomington Transit Company. He taught the Sheet Metal Class at Ivy Tech for one year. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, the U.A.W. Local #440, the Bloomington Transit Union, and the Southern Indiana Airstream Club WBCCI. He was previously a private pilot owning his own airplane.
Gary enjoyed hunting, scuba diving, skydiving, caravanning and rallies with the Airstream Club, golfing, and fellowship with friends. He most enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Wanda of Bedford, one daughter, Kimberly Dawn Hostetter of Springville; one son, Christopher Murle Hostetter and wife Stephanie of Bedford; one granddaughter, Seirra Dawn Clouse-Hostetter of Springville; one grandson, Garrett David Hostetter of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Shelly Hostetter of Bedford two sisters: Linda Chipman and her husband Frank of Indianapolis, Lucy Clensy and her husband Phil of Middletown, IN, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marilyn Hostetter, Seirra's mother, Dawn Bartlett, a sister-in-law, Connie Parkes, 5 brothers-in-law: Harold Allen, Jr., Bill Allen, Robert Allen, Larry Allen, and Johnny Allen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday, December 28th at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Hudelson, and Pastor Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, December 27th at Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to: Person to Person Ministries, P.O. Box 39 Hillsboro, OH 45133.