Gary Lee Whitmore 82, of Osceola, MO died peacefully at his home on February 16, 2023.
Gary was born October 24, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, IA. The son of Clair and Maxine (Healy) Whitmore. He spent his growing up years in Cedar Point, IA and graduated from high school there. He was first employed by Delta Airlines, later by Rockwell/ Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA until retirement. He was called into the full time ministry and was a graduate of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs. Gary had a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to serve God. He served in 4 pastorates, CO (2), NM, and KS.
Gary was a man of high energy. His sense of adventure and a desire to travel took he and his family on fishing vacations to MN or ice fishing on the Mississippi, camping or maybe deer or pheasant hunting. Later came backpacking in the mountains, hiking the Grand Canyon, being able to visit most of the battle fields and sites of the Civil War. He was a gifted wood worker, he made many pieces of furniture throughout his lifetime.
Gary is survived by his wife of 63 years Beverly (Gustafson) Whitmore. His sons: Randy and Sharie Whitmore Peculiar, MO, Brian and Susie Whitmore Alamogordo, NM, brother Richard Whitmore Overland Park, KS. Grandchildren: Jennifer (Terry) Hayes Gardner, KS, Ashlie Myers Alamogordo, NM, Whitney Miller (Fiancé Noel Diaz) KC, MO, Thomas (Macey) Robinson Raymore, MO, Phillip (Paige) Robinson Timnath, CO, sister-in-law Debra Rivera Central City, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sheryl Whitmore, grandsons Jeremy Whitmore and Joshua Whitmore, brother Gordon Whitmore.
Thank you to Hospice of Osceola and to Cassie, Augie and Stacy for their good care.
Pastor Stephen Elsey and the Church family for many prayers, love and support.
Diane Kirchgassner for spending the last year giving Gary help in many ways to make life easier for him and Kelly Kiester for his visits and the many times he physically helped Gary back into his lift chair at night or day.
A memorial has been established, in lieu of flowers a memorial
offering may be given to Gideons International.
Jerry Clyde, Winterset, IA Ph 515-229-5551 saysMay 2, 2023 at 4:10 pm
Very Sorry I have missed talking to Gary. He was a good and respected friend.