Gary G. Norris, age 77, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in Jasper, Indiana. He was born on September 16, 1942, in Martin County, Indiana to Delbert S. and Mae (Holland) Norris.

Gary was a United States Army Veteran. He married Carolyn Jane (Combess) Norris on October 10, 1964. He retired after 50 years as a Supervisor from NSWC Crane Base. He was a member of the Loogootee American Legion Post No. 120, and also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He liked to work outside and was an avid and passionate gardener.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Jane Norris; his daughter, Dina R. Ferguson; his siblings, Diane Wood and husband Mike, Barbara Cannon and husband Paul, Ray Norris and wife Cheryl; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Hubert Norris, Donnie Norris, David Norris, and Marcella Fuhs.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Very Reverend J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Burial and military rites followed at St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 1st, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee, and again on Saturday, November 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. until the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the new  Gardens of Ketcham Memorial Center Small House, 601 East Race Street, Odon, IN 47562.

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