Gary Lee Havens

Gary Lee Havens, 78, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, March 9th, 2023 at Brickyard Healthcare - Terrace Care Center. 


Gary was born in La Porte, IN, on February 14th, 1945 to Eugene Alfred and Dorothy O'June (Lashbrook) Havens. 


Surviving are his children, Christopher (Robin) Havens of La Porte and Juli (Jason Gohsman) Verkler of Wheatfield; 2 grandsons, Connor and Robert Hageniers of La Porte; brother, Terry (Judy) Havens of Arvada, CO; special friends, Eli (Gina) Russi of New Carlisle; former wife, Susan Havens of Granger; and grandpup, Addy.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joy Deken; brother, Larry Havens; and son-in-law, Bryan S. Verkler.


Gary worked as a foreman at American Home Foods for over 20 years.  He was a devoted member of La Porte Assembly of God.  Gary enjoyed watching Notre Dame football.  He was admitted to the La Porte High School Football Hall of Fame.  While in high school he was nicknamed "Tuffy".


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Jeffrey Hines officiating.


A time of visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.  Cremation will take place following the service.


Memorial contributions may be directed to La Porte Assembly of God, 0244 East Boyd Blvd., La Porte, IN  46350.


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