Gary D. Grabner
September 3, 1942 – November 3, 2019
Gary D. Grabner, 77, has left to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. He retired after 33 years as a supervisor with Dana Corporation and most recently worked for Bob Rohrman Auto. Gary loved cars, boats, dancing, the lake, and in his early days, drag racing. Most of all, Gary loved his beautiful wife of 46 years, Sandy.
Surviving are his wife Sandy, three children: Monty Grabner, Wendy (Buck) Brockman, and Chad (Angela) Grabner; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters Susan (Don) Wilson, Debbie (Larry) Spurling and brothers Melton (Marsha) Grabner, and Greg (Jody) Grabner.
Services will be at 1pm Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Blue River Church, 3040 E. 700 N., Columbia City, IN 46725, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be 12pm-7:00pm Thursday, November 7, 2019 at D. O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Chapel at 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.
- Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019
- Final Resting Place
Gary D. Grabner
Phil & Marcia Wright
November 9, 2019
To Sandy, Monty, Wendy, Chad and the rest of the family:
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. We hope that God provides many paths to peace and comfort as you deal with the pain of your loss. I (Phil) remember when I was a small child and Gary was a young adult, I saw him as big, strong, quiet and a little intimidating. But eventually I learned that he had the kindest of hearts, with gentleness and care for those around him. This is something you all knew about him, and for which he will be remembered. I had a small but special connection with Gary because we shared the same birthday, but somehow I thought he was only 74. Time does fly by. Anyway, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Phil & Marcia
CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
November 7, 2019
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of Gary D. Grabner, CCHS Alumni Class of 1961.
The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Gary's family.