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Gary BusbyGary S. Busby, 77, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, May 15 at Reid Health.
Born August 12, 1940 in Richmond, he was the son of Otis L. Sr. and Evelyn O. Blankenship Busby, both of whom preceded him in death.
Gary was a 1958 graduate of Fountain City High School. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Western New Mexico University in preparation for a career as a Physical Education teacher. He taught for a year and was an assistant coach in Alamogordo, New Mexico, one year in Milton, Indiana; two years at Dennis Jr. High in Richmond before serving the rest of his 32-year career at Richmond High School, where he was an assistant basketball coach under the late Coach Dick Baumgartner from 1969-78. Gary always enjoyed playing golf, fishing and basketball.
Gary will be missed by his former wife and longtime friend, Debbie Busby; daughter, Kendra Busby; sons, Tanner Busby and his wife, Zondra; Jordan Busby and his wife, Lisa; and Matt Busby; seven grandchildren, Briya Busby, Hayden Busby, Regan Busby, Kayla Busby, Trenton Busby, Mathias Busby and Jasmine Busby; sister, Nan Busby; brothers, Otis âBuddyâ Busby and his wife, Barbara; Douglas Busby and his wife, Joyce; and several nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Busby.
Garyâs life will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, in the Tiernan Center Gymnasium of Richmond High School, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway in Richmond. Doors will be open after 1:00 p.m. and family and friends may visit after the celebration until 4:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Wayne County Foundation, 33 South 7th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
my condolences to all of Gary's family and friends. I will miss hearing
about you through our sons Tanner and Jordan and was glad I got
to see you at the wedding last summer. Will remember you always.
lynda Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM
Kendra and family I'm so sorry for your loss, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Gretchen Smith Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM
Buddy, Doug, Nan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy when a loved one does and the older we all get the more we seem to lose! You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope to see you at his memorial service . Love you cousins!
Vickie Smith Howell Jun 4 2018 12:00 AM
Dear Doug, Buddy, and Nan, my thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of Gary. Our parents were friends and we all grew up together. How well I remember Gary barreling down the basket ball court at Fountain City HS.
Saturday afternoon wrestling matches on TV at your parents house in Fountain City, and fishing trips to Syracuse.
May you hold fast to your loving memories of your blessed brother and warm your heart with Faith in Our Lord. My condolences.
Sally Niewoehner May 23 2018 12:00 AM
Mr. Busby was my Health teacher at RHS. He was a treat! One of my favorite teachers. He will be missed. Class of 1978.
Shari Carson Green May 18 2018 12:00 AM
To the Busby Family;
I was very saddened of the news of Gary passing. He lived just up the road from me in Ft. City. I shared some pictures of Gary at our house at this past weekends Alumni. Also was in the class of 1957 with Buddy.
Please grieve your loss, but do remember the wonderful memories. Joy will return even though you grive now.
Jeannine Foreman Van Ausdal May 17 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I remember Gary also I was a senior at Milton when he was a senior. I know Barbara Busby. I graduated with her sister, Judy Ingerman. Mary Owens
Mary owens May 17 2018 12:00 AM
Buddy, Barn and family, I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family, Beth English
Beth English May 17 2018 12:00 AM
Buddy, Barb and family, I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family, Beth English
Beth English May 17 2018 12:00 AM