Gary “Hoss” Lee Hostetler

Last Updated on December 28, 2023 by Meredith-Clark Funeral Home

Gary Lee Hostetler (a.k.a. “Hoss”), age 68 passed away all too soon on Wednesday afternoon, December 27, 2023 at his son’s home in Brown County.  He was a resident of Logansport.

Hoss was born January 18, 1955 in Logansport, to his parents, the late Francis E. and Ruth Ann (Weaver) Hostetler. He was a 1974 graduate of Logansport High School. Gary retired in 2011 as the Building Commissioner for the City of Logansport. After retirement, Hoss worked for several years at Warner’s Greenhouse in Logansport. Prior to becoming the Building Commissioner, He worked for Baker Specialty & Supply Company in Logansport for several years.

Hoss was very instrumental in starting up girls’ softball in Logansport in 1979. He enjoyed coaching and umpiring pixie league and had the opportunity to coach the Joe Herd Hunnies Team. He also was the coach of the Louthainette Team, which was an all-girls fast pitch softball team in the Tri-County League. Hoss loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and caring for his Lab, Max.

He is survived by his son, Travis (Jessica) Hostetler of Brown County; sister, Carol Ann (Tom) Spangler of Logansport; grandchildren, Cassidy, Noah & Quintin Hostetler; and his softball family.

Hoss was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Larry Hostetler.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes, he will be cremated with a Celebration of his Life Service to held at a future date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. 

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Hoss to Riley Children’s Foundation, 500 N. Meridian St. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204.      

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