Gary L. Hershberger

June 8, 1952July 23, 2013

Gary L. Hershberger, 61, of Snow Lake, Fremont, Indiana, passed away, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at South Baldwin Hospital, Foley, Alabama. Mr. Hershberger was born on June 8, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Merritt & Geraldine (Heiser) Hershberger, they preceded him in death.

Gary was a graduate of Ft. Wayne North Side High School. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post # 423, and was a former member of the Fremont Moose Lodge.

Gary was the owner of the Auburn Town Tavern, Auburn, Indiana for the last thirty-one years, and also was co-owner of Shorty’s Steakhouse in Garrett, Indiana the past seven years.

Gary enjoyed traveling, spending time on the lake with his children, he enjoyed making new friends, doing puzzle games on his computer, and was a great sports fan, and enjoyed following professionals sports teams such as the Indianapolis Colts and the Boston Celtics, and he especially was a Larry Bird fan, and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He also followed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, and the Indiana University basketball team. He is survived by his two children, Cody Hershberger and Courtney Hershberger, at home, Snow Lake, Fremont, IN., two sisters, Fawn & Terry Hamrick of Ft. Wayne, IN., and Darlene & Mike Tassler of Dallas, TX., and two brothers, Ronnie & Cathy Hershberger of Ft. Wayne, IN., and Greg Hershberger of Decatur, IN.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 PM Sunday July 28, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN.

A Celebration of Life will follow the calling hours at 3 PM Sunday July 28, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, IN., with Rev. Darin Hendrey officiating, Military Honors will conducted by members of the Orland American Legion Post # 423.

Memorials are to his children, Cody & Courtney Hershberger in care of Beams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Fremont, Indiana 46737


  • Calling Hours Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Celebration Of Life Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Paula Collins

January 14, 2014

I'm in shock. Have known Gary since we were about 10 years old. He was too young.

Lou Burlage

August 20, 2013

Farewell my friend.

Cathy Boone

July 30, 2013

Dear Courney and Cody,
Your father always made us laugh. I see him in your smiles. He will always be with you. We love you all!
The Boone's
Cathy, Bruce, Allison, Ashley, Brandon

Pam Clark

July 29, 2013

I didn't know you long but what short time it was enjoyed. You sure will be missed.
The Clarck Family

July 28, 2013

Our heartfelt condolences to Gary's family. We always had a great time at his restaurant and bar. We will always love him as our friend. He is missed !


Gerald and Carman Brady

July 28, 2013

Dear Cody & Courtney,
Your father has given me wonderful memories! He was a true.
Father hear our prayer! May the peace of Christ be with you now and in the future, look to him for comfort amen.
Robin Mohr

Joseph Neeley

July 28, 2013

Always a Great Host And fabulous cook Rest in peace

Joseph neeley and family

John and Shelley Boyd

July 27, 2013

Gary always made me feel welcome when I stopped by in the boat. A great host and always enjoyable conversations. Our sympathy's to the family.

Duetta and Family Davis

July 27, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Joe Sauer

July 27, 2013

My condolences to Gary's children, to Darlene, Fawn, Ronnie, and Greg. I remember all the crazy, fun things we did together throughout our youth from 1st grade all the way through and after high school.