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Gary Roger Smith

January 26, 1943 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Gary Smith Obituary

Gary Roger Smith, 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Hospice house in Hutchinson, KS.

He was born January 26, 1943, in Hutchinson, KS to Everett “Bud” Chan and Leona Viola (Plautz) Smith. He graduated from Raymond High School in 1962 and served in the United States Army until June 1972. Gary married Betty Sue Simmons on March 9, 1975, in Alden, KS. She survives. He worked at Lyons Salt Plant for several years and retired in June of 2014.

Gary was a hard-working family man that loved to make people laugh, help others, and enjoy a good meal. He had a nickname for everyone he loved. He was selfless, kind, patient, and could fix anything.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Smith of Hutchinson; children, Robert Smith of Wichita, Bambi (Cory) Stewart of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Brody Smith of McPherson, Kylee Smith, Gwen Stewart, Cal Stewart all of Hutchinson and many other beloved family and friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Leona and sister Shirley Seyfert.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Temple Baptist Church, 631 E 3rd Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67501 with Pastor John Wolf officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Reno County, 1600 N Lorraine, Ste 203 Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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Memorial Service
February 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Temple Baptist Church
631 E 3rd Ave.
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Hospice of Reno County
1600 N Lorraine, Ste 203, Hutchinson KS 67501


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