Gary Rapp, 63

Gary Lee Rapp, 63, of Churubusco, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Rapp was born in Garrett on Aug. 5, 1950, to Dick A. Rapp, Sr. and Janice Fern (Trumbull) Rapp. His mother preceded him in death on March 29, 2009. Gary graduated from Churubusco High School in 1968, and the Nashville Auto Diesel College. He married Edna Marie Lafevor May 26, 1972. Gary was employed as a mechanic at various places over the years, including Saunder’s Truck Rental in Columbia City, Montgomery Ward in Fort Wayne, Blue Bell in Columbia City, Wayne Candies in Fort Wayne, and Tokheim in Fort Wayne. Gary loved spending time with his grandkids, camping trips to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and area state parks, visiting the zoo, his pet birds and tropical fish, turtles, and the Indianapolis Colts. Surviving relatives include his wife, Edna Rapp of Churubusco; father, Dick A. Rapp of Churubusco; son, Timothy (Amy) Rapp of Avilla; four grandchildren, Bryan, Thomas, Cody, and Katie Rapp all at home in Avilla; sister, Cheryl (Steve) Fleetwood of Churubusco; brother, Dick (Ruth) Rapp, Jr. of Churubusco; brother, Daryl (Joyce) Rapp of Katy, Texas; brother, Aaron (Kim) Rapp of Avilla; and many nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Church of God, 5019 E. 500 S. 57, Churubusco. There will also be visitation an hour before the funeral service on Wednesday.Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sugar Grove Church of God. Officiating the funeral service will be Dean Trumbull and Pastor Richard Dickson. Burial will be at Eel River Cemetery near Churubusco.Preferred memorials may be made to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or to Black Pine Animal Park in Albion.Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Gary by Tuesday at Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.