Gary Lee Sands, age 84, of Huntington, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3:15 am at his home. He worked at Rockwool, and Burns and Baker Masonry. He loved to work with his hands and could do all types of masonry, carpentry and electrical work, even remodeling his home from the studs to full completion. When not building or fixing something, he loved being outdoors; camping with his family, swimming at Lake Claire, or hunting, fishing or mushroom hunting. He gave his life to the Lord and was baptized at Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church.
Gary was born May 24, 1937, in Huntington, a son of Leo and Marie (Fanning) Sands. On July 2, 1955, he married his beloved wife of 66 years Mary Lee in Huntington. She survives in Huntington. Also surviving are two daughters Kim (Tom) Rowan and Karla (Don) Rudig both of Huntington, four grandchildren Kody (Kristi) Cohen, Tyler Cohen, Nikki (Shawn Neubeck) Rudig, Kyle (Kate) Rudig, great-grandchildren Kaelynn, Keegan, Ayla, Kayden, Kenna, Kanvin, Kinlee and a brother Bob Sands of Andrews. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson Kai and brothers Ronnie, Eldon, Donald, Leonard, and Larry Sands and sisters Dondas Carpenter, Betty Broxon, Nadine Baker and Rosemary Zeller.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 7 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Deal-Rice Funeral Homes- Huntington Chapel preceding the 1:00 pm funeral service. Pastor Zack Working will officiate. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.
Preferred memorials are to Huntington Humane Society c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.
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