Last Updated on February 13, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Glen E. Gaby, Jr., 94, Logansport, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Born December 10, 1927, in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Glen E. Sr. and Susan (Mills) Gaby.

During high school, Glen worked at the State Theatre and would frequent Porter’s Drug Store, not only because you could get a burger and some fries for 15 cents, but because a beautiful young lady, Helen Williams, was waitressing at the soda fountain. On July 31, 1946, Glen married his high school sweetheart, Helen. The couple enjoyed 74 wonderful years of marriage before she passed away on September 10, 2020.

A 1946 graduate of Logansport High School, Glen was called into military service in April, 1946, He served in the U.S. Army in Alabama and Luzon, P.I. While in the Philippines, Glen assisted in deploying troops of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO command) to new assignments or home for separation. When the base near Manila closed in November that year, he applied for and was granted an honorable discharge.

After being laid off from a local factory in 1948, Glen took a “temporary” job at Kain Motors trucking company, retiring 37 years later. For 25 of those years, he served the local community as a delivery driver. He had also worked as a “dockwhalloper” at Kain’s.

Glen enjoyed participating in football, basketball, bowling and golf, but his favorite sport was fast-pitch softball. He was known for his speed, often playing with multiple teams. The highlight of his career came in 1961 when he played center field for a team from Peru at the Midwest Regional Tournament held in Aurora, Illinois. A broken leg in 1968, while sliding into 3rd base, ended his playing career.

A bowler since 1954, Glen earned numerous trophies and awards, both team and individual. He participated in 28 National Bowling tournaments with arthritis forcing him to retire after the 2007 season.

Taking up golf in his early 30’s, Glen posted one round under par, and carded a hole-in-one 4 times.

In 1994, Glen earned his “fifteen minutes of fame” by appearing twice on TV’s “Wheel of Fortune” and winning the grand prize. He greatly enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his wife and family. The love and laughter were abundant in their modest home where he lived the best life.

Glen is survived by four children, David Gaby, of Hammond, Bridget Carrigan, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Teresa (Jerry) Frame, of Royal Center, and Heidi (Jeff) Lentz, of Bremen; and one daughter-in-law, Laura Gaby, Griffith. Glen and Helen both enjoyed having the family all together, which was A LOT, with above children plus their eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Glen was preceded in death by two sons, Glen “Bud” Gaby, III and Tim Gaby; daughter-in-law, Barb Gaby; grandson, Kevin Gaby; brother, Walter Gaby; and sister, Betty Klepinger.

A Funeral Service celebrating Glen’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16 in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Military honors will be accorded by the Cass County Honor Guard at the start of the service.

Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service Wednesday.

You may share memories and offer condolences on Glen’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.