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Gary Allen Burkhart

October 3, 1944March 17, 2020

Gary Allen Burkhart, 75, of Scottsbluff, passed away on March 17, 2020 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. A private family graveside will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Andy Griess officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com

Gary was born October 3, 1944 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Edward and Freda (Schmidt) Burkhart. He graduated from Mitchell High School and attended college. He considered himself a “jack of all trades.” Gary served in the Army National Guard for six years. He was united in marriage to Kelly J. Keller on March 3, 1991 at Irving, Texas.

Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He loved music, dancing, and riding his motorcycle. Gary often would reminisce about farming/cow-calf operation, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Dad would travel many miles to be there for his family. He had a smile and bubbly personality that would light up the room. Gary will be dearly missed by all.

Gary is survived by his wife Kelly; daughters Tisha Burkhart, Tina (Chris) Novak, and Tonia Burkhart; grandchildren Prestyn Novak, Morgan Parys, Brady Novak, and Naethaniel Gage; brother Daryl (Cynthia) Burkhart; nephews Levi and Mathew Burkhart; and niece Aimee Burkhart-Knoedler.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dennis Burkhart.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 31, 2020


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Garry & Barbara Senkel

April 1, 2020

We remember Gary for his big heart and his big smile and his easy friendship with everyone. May you be comforted by beautiful memories and the hope of heaven. Love to you.

Barbara Tallmon

March 31, 2020

While I don't know Gary's family, I just wanted to say that I am deeply saddened by Gary's passing. He was a fun and "crazy" classmate at MHS! Lots and lots of many good memories! May God grant his wife and children peace and comfort. Barbara Tallmon MHS Class of '62.

Katie Burkhart

March 31, 2020

So sorry to the family on this great loss - Uncle Gary was a huge ray of sunshine and I thoroughly enjoyed knowing him and spending time with him over the years. He will be missed. <3

Matthew & Katie Burkhart

Bob and Etta Taylor

March 30, 2020

Tina, Tisha and Tonia,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We had some good times with your parents. God Bless!

Katherine H. Otte

March 29, 2020


Sorry to hear of your loss.

Kathy Otte

Maria Gandara

March 29, 2020

We are truly sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences from Ave P staff. Gary was a great man and will truly be missed.

Duane Baggs

March 29, 2020

Sorry to hear of Gary's passing we had some really good time back in the days. Please except my condolences.
Duane Baggs

Kimmie Blackburn-Peterson

March 28, 2020

Deepest condolences to all the family.

Lisa Hernandez

March 27, 2020

Tish, Tina and family,

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know we are thinking of you and hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Losing a parent is part of life, but it is such an impact no matter what age we are.

George and Lisa Hernandez