Gary A. Lancaster
Gary A. Lancaster, 60, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his home in Trafalgar. He was a longtime resident of Trafalgar.
Gary was known for his generosity and kindhearted personality to all those who knew him.
He was born in Franklin on July 23, 1952, to the late Herbert C. and Nell (Parker) Lancaster. Gary was a 1970 graduate of Indian Creek High School, where he participated in basketball, baseball, FFA and student council. He also was a member of the Johnson County 4-H Club.
Gary went on to attend Purdue University, making the Dean’s List his first semester. He retired in 1997 as owner and operator of Lancaster Farms in Trafalgar after 26 years of farming. Before that, he owned the Honda Motorcycle dealership in Lafayette.
Gary enjoyed collecting model trains and antique toys. He also enjoyed collecting antique tractors, collectible cars and motorcycles. He loved attending the local fairs and farm progress shows and traveling to historical places. He was a fan of Elvis and was an avid reader.
Gary’s greatest pleasure came from spending time with his companion’s son, Brady. Brady was very special to Gary with not having children of his own.
Gary leaves behind his longtime friend and companion, Stephanie M. Bennett, and her son, Brady Mills, both of Flagler Beach, Fla. He will be remembered by his cousins, Ivan, John and Jerry (Tresa) Lancaster, all of Trafalgar, Teresa (Ed) Waltz of Trafalgar, Ed (Teresa) Lancaster of Trafalgar, Susan (Lee) Weddle of Morgantown, Sereta (Tom) Churchill of California, Larry Parker of Melbourne, Fla., Norman Bennett of Tucson, Ariz., June Caple of Miami, Fla., and Charlotte Jacobs of Milledgeville, Ga.
He also will be remembered by his aunts, Alta “Sally” Lancaster and Betty Lancaster, both of Trafalgar, and Mildred Parker of St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a celebration of Gary’s Life at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trafalgar Christian Church, 300 W. Pearl St. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the church.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Meredith–Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Gary to the Brady Mills education fund in care of Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Lancaster family at www.meredith-clark.com.