Gerald Norman Jett

February 6, 1941December 24, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Jett, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Indianapolis. He was born on February 6, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late Carl and Fay (Washburn) Jett. Jerry graduated from Ben Davis High School, and then began work for Chrysler in Indianapolis. When the Indianapolis location closed, Jerry relocated to Burlington, and worked at the Chrysler plant in Kokomo, retiring in 1999. On November 29, 1970, Jerry was married to Loretta (John) in Travlac, Indiana, and she survives. Jerry was a member of Boy Scouts, and UAW Local 685. He found great enjoyment in speaking to veterans and listening to them share stories of when they served. He also enjoyed sitting on a bench in the mall and watching people as they shopped. In addition to his wife, Loretta Jett, Jerry is survived by his daughter, Coetta (Lattie) Rather; son, Chris (Angie) Jett; stepchildren, Lorretta "Button" Moore, Tammy Varcala, Kenneth Patterson, Linda Collin, Lisa Hinkle, and Tonya Rector; 22 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in passing by two brothers and two sisters. There will be a visitation for Jerry held at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home on Saturday, December 28th from 1 pm - 5 pm, followed immediately by a funeral service. Jerry will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions in Jerry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2019


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Isabelle Rather

December 28, 2019

Hello I’m Isabelle or better known as Belle or Izzy. So to everyone who knew him I hope you’re comforted by others and god. I hope he having fun where he is. I may not know him very well but I hope the best for him.

Jade Rather

December 27, 2019

I didn't get much time with him but when I did I remember most of them being in Florida. He, my Pop-pop (great grandfather), would be with us on trips to the ocean or his wife, my great grandmother, would make great home made meals. We would always join together and eat dinner everyday there. It was warm and hapot visits every time bonding with each other as we could being in Florida for a short time. Will never forget the memories of my Pop-pop.

Jancy Overman

December 26, 2019

Pop Pop I will never forget the piggy back rides you gave to all the Grandkids when we were young, and how I use to get up in the morning to eat breakfast and you were always there watching the News in the kitchen. You will be missed by all who loved and knew you.