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Lakeview Funeral Home & Lakeview Cemetery

12100 E 13Th St N, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Garry "G.W." Wayne Dunnegan

November 23, 1946September 11, 2019

Our beloved hero Garry Wayne (“GW”) Dunnegan, aged 72, formerly of Pratt, Kansas and Marion, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday September 11, 2019. Garry was a graduate of Pratt High School in 1964 and a former student at Pratt Community College. Garry was a member of the National Guard. He was a former member of the First Church of God in Pratt, Kansas. He spent his early years in Pratt as owner of American Recycling, Midwest Iron and Metals, and Dunnegan Salvage. He met with Kansas Governor Carlin and travelled county by county to establish the first Kansas statewide recycling program. Garry continued with metals management and recycling in Wichita for Glickman Iron and Metals. He designed and built a medical waste incineration facility in Newton, Kansas for Deffenbaugh Industries, as well as an oil filter recycling facility in Newton. He held patents on the “Quad Flex” grapple bucket attachment and oil filter recycling container known as “Safe Cycle.” Garry founded Northstar Automotive Glass and held a trademark for this brand of automotive glass. He built a network of auto glass distributors nationwide and was iconic in shaping the automotive glass industry. He owned The Windshield Shop in Wichita. For the past ten years, he built custom homes at Marion Lake where he was very highly regarded. Garry enjoyed nature and once served as head of the St. Andrews neighborhood landscaping committee. He also enjoyed fishing since his childhood and fished at Dragonfly in Mineola, Texas as well as Marion Lake and his neighborhood pond in White Tail. He was very patriotic always watching Fox News and expressing his concerns about the industrial and competitive base of our country. He was preceded in death by father and mother, Clifford and Flora Dunnegan, twin brother Larry Dunnegan, and infant brother Gale Dunnegan. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Sharlyn; daughter Rosa and her husband Damien of Dallas, Texas and grandchildren Dylan, Sierra and Preston Mallat; son Gary and his wife Shelly of Wichita and grandchildren Emma and Carsten; son Howard and his wife Shawnna of Wichita and grandson Patrick; four brothers, Merle Dunnegan, of Pratt; Gerald Dunnegan of Wichita; Marvin Dunnegan of Wellington; Dennis Dunnegan of Arkansas City; and sister Vallie Hesket of Haven as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and his border collie Ace. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road, Wichita, Kansas on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 with Rev. Mike Goolsby and Rev. Josh Wesner officiating. A visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m. Burial at Cairo Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association. Condolences can be written on Lakeview's website under "add a memory".

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gary Dunnegan
  • Howard Dunnegan

Services

  • Viewing / Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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John Shelman

October 1, 2019

So sorry to learn of your loss. He was a great guy, I remember when he had the business in Pratt, and he would hire people that no one else would. I remember one family, the kids were challenged, he not only gave them jobs, but also went out and bought them all work boots. He always seemed to have a heart for those who really needed a break.

Jean Belisle

September 18, 2019

Sheralyn and family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Harry Simpson

September 15, 2019

Rest Garry, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Lisa-Adelle O'Brirn

September 15, 2019

Rosa, I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family daily. Your daddy was such a kind soul and so full of spirit and joy, I can't imagine how much you will miss him. Our family is here for you in any way. We love you all and share in this great saddness.

In His name,
Lisa-Adelle and David,
Isabella, Luke and Nate

Marjorie Richardson

September 15, 2019

Gary loved to go to Colorado two fish he loved Designing old and new homes I called him and adventurer he was always sketching and thinking how to improve projects he was working on or starting new Gary loved going to Marion County Lake to stay at his new home working on his yard planting lots of flowers and grilling chicken and steaks on Saturday and Sunday nights we all had such fun together Gary was always smiling and a very generous person always thought of others he was a very special man he will be deeply missed

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