Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Gary L. Provo, 77, Logansport, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022, in Miller’s Merry Manor.
Born March 27, 1945, in Lafayette, he was the son of the late George and Lillie (Murphy) Provo.
A 1963 graduate of Wolcott High School, Gary enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard and served in the medic division for four years.
On November 17, 1967, in New Haven, Indiana Gary was united in marriage to Noreen J. (Mattingly) Provo, who survives.
Gary owned and operated his own truck, driving for North Express for many years. His CB handle fit him well, he was known by many as “Handyman.”
After retiring from the trucking industry, Gary spent over 25 years working in maintenance at Chase Center where he was well-loved by the staff and residents. He also worked as the director of maintenance at All Saints Catholic Church for over 15 years.
Gary was a long-time member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (First U.M. Church). He did not fear death – he knew he was going to see Jesus this Christmas.
He spent many hours at home upstairs building miniature trucks. Gary had built over thirty displays in the little town he created in that room. His work has been featured in toy truck magazines.
There wasn’t a weed in his yard. Gary took great pride in his landscaping and loved to mow. He was a perfectionist when it came to his lawn.
Surviving with his wife, Noreen, is his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and John Mills; one sister, Donna (Carl) Spear; three precious grandchildren, Morgan (Brad) Hinshaw, Austin (Barbara) Mills, and McKenzie (Jacob) Rombold; and five great-grandchildren, Maylee, Hendrick and Eddison Hinshaw, Rosalee Rombold, Addison Mills, and Baby Rombold on-the-way.
Gary was reunited in Heaven with his beloved son, Brian Provo, and the thought of that glad reunion makes his parting a little easier to bear.
A committal service will be conducted at the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel at 2 pm on Thursday, December 29 with Pastor Michael Goodspeed officiating. Inurnment will follow in the cemetery.
Friends and family may arrive at 1:30 p.m. in the cemetery chapel prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity which benefits our Nation’s veterans.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services. You may share memories and offer condolences on Gary’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.