Gary Richard Markwardt

May 11, 1940December 29, 2020

Gary Richard Markwardt, age 80, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Loving husband of Mary for 60 wonderful years. Beloved father of Angie and the late Matthew. Dearest grandfather of Zachary, Alexander, Matthew, Madison, and Margaret. Cherished brother of Melvin.

Gary was a devout Catholic and member of the Knights of Columbus (Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Council, No. 5492) at St. Colette Parish. He loved airplanes and even had the opportunity to build his own and fly it.

A visitation for Gary will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4:00-8:00pm at Harry J Will Funeral Home Livonia. Due to Covid restrictions, guests are limited to only 25 people at a time in the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10:30am, with a Rosary scheduled to begin promptly at 9:45am in the sanctuary and in state beginning at 10:00am in the chapel, at St Colette Catholic Church. Interment to take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Markwardt family.


  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • In state

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021


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Laurie Hughes

January 5, 2021

My heart is so sad for the Markwardt family. Uncle Gary was the best. I will always remember our wonderful family reunions, our trips to the Grand Canyon and Ireland and most of all the family time in Livonia and Up North. Aunt Mary Ellen & Uncle Gary could make a stranger feel welcome in their home. I am blessed to have had him as my Uncle and will forever cherish the wonderful memories he created with our family. Fly high Uncle Gary! Love You ❤️❤️❤️

Don Markwardt

January 4, 2021

Mary, Angie and family - Cam & I send our heartfelt condolences . When I think of Uncle Gary, I remember...
- My godfather and a role model.
- Someone who was always so thoughtful and caring, to me and to my family.
- He shared his knowledge, wisdom, and faith in such a positive way.
- A pal to my dad, and someone that was there for him when he was ill.
- A success in his business life and everything he did.
- He opened his heart & his home to others. As well as his barn :)

Susan Garr

January 2, 2021

My deepest sympathy to you, Mary, and your family. I have fond memories of our conversations at St. Colette. Gary was a treasured member of our Resurrection Choir and I so appreciated him. God bless your family, Susan Garr.

Nan Theiss

January 1, 2021

Uncle Gary and Aunt Mary were always welcoming. A memory I will never forget is when Gary, Mary, Gloria, Bill, Mel and Betty met my family, the Bill and Anne Markwardt clan, at Wisconsin Dells. We all sat around the campfire and Gary played his guitar and led all of us in a sing-along. Gary's smile and gentle kind nature I will remember forever.

Dan and Mary Hughes

December 31, 2020

Uncle Gary was so adored by our family! He will always be in our memories and in our hearts forever. Praying for Aunt Mary and Angie and all the family! Love you all very much😘💕🙏
Mary and Dan

Melvin Markwardt

December 30, 2020

Rest In Peace “little brother”

Mary and Michael Della Mora

December 30, 2020

Fond memories of time spent with family. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for Mary Ellen, Angie, and the family to find peace during this difficult time.

Sherry Mutchler

December 30, 2020

I was a young girl at their wedding and remember the beautiful bride and handsome groom. They were always welcoming and opened their home and hearts to the entire Markwardt clan. I remember great conversation, a friend, an uncle who was always interested and interesting. You will be missed by so many. Mary Ellen, Angie and grandchildren, we hold you in our hearts.

Sherry and Keith