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Gary Carr

May 15, 1954 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 66)


Gary Allen Carr, age 66, died January 18, 2021 at Bronson Battlecreek Hospital, Battlecreek, Michigan. Gary was born in Angola, Indiana on May 15, 1954 to the late Adam David and Naomi Ruth (Hile) Carr. He graduated from Angola High School in 1972. He married Kathy Lynn Speakman in Huntertown, Indiana on August 28, 1976. They have lived in Kendallville the past 43 years. Gary was last employed with Tenneco in Ligonier. He also worked at McIntosh and Millennium. Gary was a putterer and was often seen puttering around the house, in his garage, or in the yard. He loved fishing, bonfires, traveling and vacations and birdwatching. He also enjoyed collecting knives and keeping up on the latest news by watching his favorite news channels.

Survivors include:
Wife, Kathy Carr of Kendallville.
Daughter, Christina Carr of Lansing, Michigan.
Daughter, Casandra Carr and her husband, John Brandon of Fort Wayne.
One grandson, Gabriel Carr Brandon. 
Mother-in-law, Greta Helen Speakman of Garrett.
Sister-in-law, Deb Aikins of Garrett.
Brother and sister-in-law, William and Dinah Speakman of Kendallville.
Sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Brad Smith of LaOtto.
Brother-in-law, Dan Speakman of Churubusco.
Many nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Lee Carr in 2011; niece, Talia Joy Smith; and father-in-law, William A. Speakman, Sr.   

Visitation will be held Friday, January 22nd from 4:00-7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home and broadcast live on the Hite Funeral Home Facebook page.
Pastor Mike Albaugh from Destiny Church will officiate the service.
Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. 


January 20, 2021

4:00 PM

January 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
January 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

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