Garry Michael Nash

September 27, 1949December 2, 2018

Garry Michael Nash, on the evening of December 2, 2018, passed away peacefully of natural causes. Garry was being visited and comforted by family members at Coventry Meadows Nursing Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the time of his death. Garry was 69 years old. Garry was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 27, 1949. He was one of seven children of Charles and Luretta (Helser) Nash. Garry was member of the United States Air Force from 1969-1972, where he was stationed in Louisiana and Alaska. He represented the Air Force as a bowler, and continued to bowl throughout his life. Garry is a two-time Fort Wayne Bowling Association City Champion, in 1978 and 1982. Garry also won the FWBA City Doubles Championship in 2008. Garry is survived by his son, Andrew (Tammy) Nash; daughter, Kelly (Craig)Hampton; grandchildren, Derek Nash, Tyson Nash, Phineas Hampton, and Henry "Hank" Hampton; and siblings, Jackie, Charlene, Mary, Pat, and Rick. Garry was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jim. Garry generously donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Memorial Service is 4pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Pastor Murray Clugston officiating. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Bowling Association. For online condolences, please visit


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Jean Allen

December 7, 2018

All the times at the lake, and at B’s! You will be missed! My sincerest sympathies to Andrew & Kelly and family!


Cheryl Fisher

December 5, 2018

Andy and Kelly I am sorry to hear the passing of your father also known as Uncle Garry. Although many years have passed we all have fond memories of the huge Nash family get togethers at the lake, or being together on Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve. I remember Uncle Garry wearing the Santa hat and yelling out names while passing out the gifts. I also remember the food, always so much food at any of the Nash gatherings. I, too, remember Garry would be telling a joke or playing a joke on someone. Many memories, he will be missed.

Carmen Nash

December 5, 2018

My condolences to Andy & Kelly and families,

As Keith said, I too have many fond memories of days spent at Luretta and Charlie's on Witmer Lake. During those years Garry, Kathy and Andy & Kelly were a big part of our lives. Lots of good times and laughter. Garry loved the lake and I'm sure would have liked to live there if he could have talked Kathy into it! (chuckle)
I'm sorry we lost touch over the years, but I did get to catch up with Kathy this past summer. It was so good to see your Mom. She was like a sister to me. We talked of getting together with both of you and with Jason and Lisa. I hope we can do that soon.

I was glad I got to talk to both of you the other night, please let me know if we can do anything for either of you.

May fond memories comfort you in the days ahead.


Aunt Carmen

Bob Binns

December 5, 2018

Gary, George, John, and myself along with our wives shared a lot of special parties and memories. Although we lost touch in recent years we will never lose the memories of the fun times! God bless you and your family.

Patrick Alexander

December 5, 2018

Garry and i bowled together for many years. We shared a lot of fun and laughs. He was a unique individual . Ill miss him ! When our team all bought lind shoes to match our outfits Garry coudnt give up his old,very old high tops . People always made fun of them but Garry wouldnt let them go . Rip my friend ! Pat

Keith Hartman

December 5, 2018

Sorry to hear about Uncle Garry's passing. I think back a lot to the many weekends at the lake we shared with the entire Nash family when I was a kid. All the cousins and aunts and uncles joking around and playing pranks on each other. Garry was always leading the way by instigating a prank or starting some event. I remember the football games in the flooded yard (1/2 lake water and 1/2 septic overflow) but we were a lot tougher back then and could fight off all the diseases. I will hold on to many great memories and the fun times I had with Uncle Garry. Rest in Peace