Gerald E. Swary, 86 of Payne, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Van Wert Inpatient hospice Center.
He was born in Allen County, Indiana on May 4, 1930 a son of the late Fred & Agnes (Lee) Swary.
Gerald retired from International Harvester in 1981, but was equally content working on cars and fishing. He worshiped at Divine Mercy Catholic Church and was a devoted husband, father & grandfather.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Jeanette (Honigford) whom he married Aug. 1, 1953; children Richard (Rachelle), Ron, Sr. (Patty) & Donna Swary; grandchildren, Juliana Mihm, Sheena Tracy, Ron, Jr., Eric, Isaac & Mackenzie Swary; sister, Geraldine Filley & sister-in-law, Pauline Swary.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Helen Rinehart, Leo, Merel, Earl & Paul Swary.
Visitation will be Friday, June 3rd from 4-7:30 pm with the Rosary recited at 7:30 at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, where viewing will also be Saturday June 4th, 9-9:30 am.
His funeral Mass will be Saturday June 4th at 10 am Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne.
He will be laid to rest at St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or other tributes Gerald's family asks that you make memorial contributions to Divine Mercy Catholic School Endowment Fund or for Masses.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared atwww.dooleyfuneralhome.com