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“I was recently trying to find guys that were in the Panama Canal when I was 1966-1967, when I put in Gary's name I was surprised it came up, even...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Raymond Averill - Freeland, MI

“Jane and Family, We are so sorry your your great loss. Gary was a great guy and will be missed by all. We'll see you in the spring and share some...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jacquie and Denny Mlynarcik - IL

“I will always remember Fourth of July in KC and Gary being the best darn cook ever! Grandpa raved about his prime rib! I have very fond memories of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Goodman - Austin, TX

“Jane & family, I am so, so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I will miss seeing him at the Friday and Saturday night dinners when I am in Monticello....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Boyce - La Porte, IN

“Scott and Family , Please know our thoughts and prayers are deeply with you and yours with the loss of your father , he will live...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Max Barnard - Lafayette, IN

“Dear Barb and family, So sorry for your loss. Your are all in my thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. Love, David, Maryellen and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Maryelllen Spradley - Carmel, IN

“It has been a long time since high school days at East Tipp but I have fond memories of Gary and am sorry to hear of his passing. To Joe and the...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Chatham Harner - Lafayette, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bev. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Goede

“We are so sorry for the loss of Gary. We enjoyed our time with him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Damon and Amanda Martin - MN

Gary L. Rehwinkel, 68, of Lafayette, passed away at 4:27 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital. Born September 16, 1945 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Charles and Kathryn (Killian) Rehwinkel. Gary was a 1965 graduate of East Tipp High School. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1967.
Gary married Jane Butz on July 18, 1970 in Lafayette and she survives. He was a letter carrier for the US Post Office for 35 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #11, VFW #1154, Moose and Eagles Lodges and Voiture 40 & 8. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, fishing, hunting, playing cards and gambling.
Surviving with his wife are his two children, Barb Riegle-Walls (husband, Randy) and Scott Rehwinkel (wife, Julie) both of Lafayette; three brothers, Charles Rehwinkel (wife, Judy) of Otterbein, Joe Rehwinkel (wife, Lee) of Delphi and Jim Rehwinkel (wife, Daletta) of Lafayette; and four grandchildren, Sydney Walls, Chloe Walls, Ava Rehwinkel and Addison Rehwinkel all of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Rehwinkel.
Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Dr. Will Miller officiating. Interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Military Honors by the American Legion Post #11 and the United States Army. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at