OBITUARY

Gary W. Gentner

January 24, 1966February 16, 2021
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Gary W. Gentner, 55 years of age, entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. He was born January 24, 1966 in Louisville, KY to the late Joseph Sr. and Mary Ann Gentner. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville and worked for Humana for 24 years, most recently as a Senior Pharmacy Clinical Adviser. He was a devoted husband and father, committed to taking care of those he loved, and always brought a bright smile and quick laugh when you needed it most. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Lindsey. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 30 years, Lisa (Porter) Gentner, and his daughters, Lauren and Madison. His survivors also include: three brothers, Joe (Vicki), Greg (Lori), and Rick (Stephanie); two sisters, Sharon (Mike) Meade and Linda (Chris) Stewart; father- and mother-in-law, Wes and Phyllis Porter; sister-in-law Gena (Ed) Reining; aunt, Doddie Breckel, whom he cared for; 18 nieces and nephews; 9 great-nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and after 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 24th at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 24th in the Kraft Funeral Service Chapel with private burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com

Services

24 February

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Kraft Funeral Chapel

2776 Charlestown Rd.
New Albany, IN

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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Amber Baybayan

February 24, 2021

I have worked with Gary for several years through Outcomes. Aside from shock when I heard the news of his passing, I immediately thought of Lisa and his girls. He was so incredibly proud of all of you. Gary has always been an extreme pleasure to work with. He is such a predictable, kind and light-hearted man with great sense of humor. He was so dedicated to his family first and foremost, but also worked so hard to make everyone he worked with feel like family. This will leave a huge hole in my work family. Sending my sympathies to his real family.

Paul Sykes

February 23, 2021

I knew Gary from those magnificent, Gentner loaded softball teams at St. Martha. He had a rocket arm and could put one over that right field fence with the greatest of ease. I think they constructed the net in right field to keep him from bouncing home runs off the parish residence. I lost touch with him after I hung up the glove and spikes, but I am saddened to hear of his passing.

If God has a co-ed softball team up in heaven above, I can assure you Gary is patrolling the outfield and sending long fly balls to another cloud.

Rest well, buddy. You left a lot of great memories for so many. Maybe you can help your Dad on the heavenly griil now...

paulie

Tamara Becker

February 22, 2021

Ken and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Gary's passing. We want to send our condolences to Lisa, Lauren and Madison, and the entire Gentner family.

David Pohl

February 22, 2021

To Joe: May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

David Pohl

Gena Reining

February 21, 2021

Lisa picked a great man to be her husband. Gary became a beloved part of the extended Porter family. Ed was happy to share the son in law spotlight because Gary always made everything fun! His athletic ability, sense of humor, his love and loyalty to family, and his kind hearted spirit was second to none! We have so many great memories of Gary to cherish! Until we meet again brother!

Ed and Gena

Debbie Tibbs

February 21, 2021

So grateful for memories and for bonds that will never be gone. As you, Lauren and Madison remember Gary, we pray you find comfort in all the good times you shared and in the the memories that will live on. Love and Hugs to all

Kim Porter Wiley

February 21, 2021

Lisa and Family,
Mom, Karen, Tim and I were so sorry to hear about Gary. We can’t imagine the shock and grief you are feeling. Please know we are holding you close. Prayers going up and sending lots of hugs to all of you. ❤️

Joe & Shirley Beck

February 20, 2021

Greg & Lori, and the entire Gentner Family:
Joe and I were so sorry to hear of Gary’s death. We always enjoyed talking with him at your family celebrations and will miss him. This is such a great loss for your family, but hope you will find comfort in knowing that you are all in the thoughts and prayers of many. He will always be in your heart. God bless you.

Joe & Shirley Beck

Chris Padgett

February 19, 2021

Gary had a great sense of humor! Many years back, our offices were across the hall from each other on the 5th floor at the Humana Tower. Humor was the best anecdote to get through often stress filled days. Gary was always great to work with and super smart. He always went out of his way to help others. At one point, we learned we were cousins through the Ray's. I lost touch with him over the years, but anytime I'd run into him, we'd always remember those good laughs on Hum 5. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss of this very good man.

Greg Gentner

February 18, 2021

To my awesome big brother, thank you for the lifetime of memories we’ve had together. From when we were kids and we tried to blame each other when we were in trouble; playing all kinds of sports together; me, you and Rick sharing one room together(no idea how we did that). Then on into b-ball and softball leagues together. To being a part of our own families and seeing our kids grow. You’re sense of humor always put a smile on our faces. Still remember when you broke the family room window with a wiffle ball hit showing off to the nephews. We laughed our butts off.
You’ll always be with me. From your 5 siblings, we love you brother and thank you for being a huge part of who we are.

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