Gary Lynn Marlin


Gary Lynn Marlin, age 69, of Canaan, Indiana (Pleasant), was born on December 29, 1953 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Donald Elmo and Shirley Ann Blankenship Marlin. He was raised on the south side of Indianapolis and graduated from Southport High School. He attended University Heights Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana and Emmanuel Church of Greenwood. Gary was united in marriage to Ann Thompson and this union of nearly twenty years was blessed with a son, Michael and daughters, Nicole and Katie. He was a member of the Operator Engineers Union Local 103. On April 1, 2009 Gary was united in marriage to Pastor Sandra Lee Botts Clark in Greenwood, Indiana. They moved to the Pleasant community in rural Southern Indiana and pastored at local Methodist churches together.

Gary was very involved in the local Amish community near their home. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved pheasant hunting, fishing, reading his Bible, and loved his dogs. He and Sandy had danced in a Square-Dancing Club and were members of the Kennel Club and the Beagle Club. Gary never met a stranger and his love for music gave him the ability to play several instruments. He used his musical gift of a great singing voice to praise the Lord. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his children & grandchildren.There is no doubt he loved his family unconditionally.

Gary was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. Gary entered the gates of heaven on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 6:10 p.m. at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

Gary will be missed by his loving wife of nearly 15 years, Pastor Sandra Lee (Botts) Clark Marlin of Canaan, Indiana (Pleasant); his son, Michael L. Marlin and his wife, Laura of Bargersville, Indiana; his daughters, Nicole Delp and her husband, Cory of Greenwood, Indiana; Katie Paxson and her husband, JB of Bargersville, Indiana; his step sons, Terry Botts and his wife, Audrey of Florida, Paul Botts and his wife, Linda of Pennsylvania; his step daughter, Penny Meier and her husband, Dave of Bicknell, Indiana; his grandchildren, Connor, Jenna, MJ, Luke, Madison, Brody, Parker and Olivia; several step grandchildren; his brother, Michael W. Marlin and his wife, Jackie of Greenwood, Indiana; his sister, Donna Donnell and her husband, Steve of Indianapolis, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Elmo Marlin, died December 17, 2020, his mother, Shirley Ann Blankenship Marlin, died December 1, 2002, his grandson, Nash Joseph Paxson, died August 18, 2017, and his grandparents, R.H. and Roxie Baugh Marlin and Roy and Mayme Steward Blankenship.


A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home – Greenwood Chapel481 West Main Street in Greenwood, Indiana 46142 with funeral ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at a later date at the Round Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in honor of his grandson, Brody Marlin, to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Cards are available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, or the Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home in Greenwood. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials can be left at, www.morgan-