Gary L. Schulte, 70, of Peru passed away at 2:28 A.M. October 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Seymour, IN on October 20, 1949 the son of Bill and Mildred Beaver Schulte. Gary married his high school sweetheart Patty Smalley on June 15, 1969 and she survives.
Gary was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, a 1969 graduate of Peru High School and held an Associate Degree in Accounting from Ivy Tech. He was employed in retail management with G.C. Murphy for 23 years and worked for 18 years as a supervisor at Heraeus Electro Nite.
Gary’s greatest joys in life were his wife and family. He was a devoted father and staunch supporter of his children and grandchildren and their various activities. He was an avid Colts and Cubs fan and enjoyed bowling, fishing, and boating.
Surviving in addition to his wife Patty is a daughter Kristi A. Kirk of Kokomo, a son Scott (Angie) Schulte of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Kayla (Eric) Kirk Thurston, Seth Schulte and Luke Schulte and a sister Deb Hayes.
A service celebrating the life of Gary L. Schulte will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru with Pastor Kenneth Greenwald officiating. Burial will be at Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County, IN. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the Scratching Post Cat Rescue.
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