Gary Allen Waite

August 3, 1965March 5, 2018
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Gary Allen Waite, age 52, of Smiths Station, Alabama passed away on Monday March 5, 2018. Gary was born August 3, 1965 in Columbus, GA to Dorothy Waite and Marvin Waite. He served his country proudly in the US Army before returning home, and was employed by Bank-Tec of Columbus as a Mail Clerk. Gary loved animals and had many pets. He loved his family and enjoyed helping them as much as he could. He was a good husband and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. Gary is survived by his Wife, Alexandra Waite; Father Marvin Waite and Mother Dorothy Wait; other family members, and many, many friends. The family will welcome guests for visitation in The Mill Room, Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon RD, Columbus, GA 31907. A Life Remembrance Service in Edgewood Hall will occur Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM, 4071 Macon RD, Columbus, GA 31907, followed by a Committal Service at 3:00 PM in Evergreen Memorial Park, 4500 St. Mary's Rd, Columbus, GA 31907. Reverend Keith Troumbo will officiate. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Waite family.


  • Alexandra Wait, Wife
  • Marvin Wait, Father
  • Dorothy Wait, Mother
  • Beverly Sipple, Aunt
  • Barbara Johnson, Aunt
  • Gary also leaves behind cousins, other family members, and many friends.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • A Life Remeberance Service Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gary Allen Waite

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Kimberly Wood

March 11, 2018

I am saddened to hear of Gary's passing. We attended Columbus' SDA church together as young children. Gary was always a friendly and a caring individual. My condolences to Alexandria, Mr. Marvin and Ms. Dot for their loss.

Teresa Jordan

March 9, 2018

Mr. Waite,

I was one of your students at JVHS in 1975 (Lynn Wilks). Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Lynn (Wilks) Jordan

Ted Theus

March 9, 2018

Gary and I were the same age and attended Columbus SDA church school together many years ago. I’ll always remember Gary as a gentle soul who cared about others and loved his family very much. The world would be a better place if it had more folks like Gary. Life on this earth is unfortunately fleeting for all of us but we can take comfort in the promise of the resurrection. Alexandra, Marvin & Dot, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ted Theus

Dean Snider

March 9, 2018

To Alex, Marvin, and Dot,

I’m so sorry for your loss it has been on my mind all week and Carla and I have you in our prayers.

Gary was a great guy. I know he worked hard and he loved you. I know as he grew older he really became a great person.

In times like these we are fortunate to have a Father in heaven who understands our deepest pain and whose mercy is also higher than the heavens. I pray for His mercy for Gary and for us all.

Love to you.


Mary Herring

March 8, 2018

Mr. Waite, I was a student of yours at JVHS (Mary Jane Carlisle) and I just wanted you to know how very sorry I am for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your wife during this very difficult time. I lost my son last February and I know how hard this is for you and your wife. God Bless.