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Garry Gene DeVault
Garry Gene DeVault, 79, died July 9, 2022, at Diversicare Center, Hutchinson. He was born August 30, 1942, in Hutchinson, the son of Leland and Ona Mae Wiard DeVault. He was a 1962 graduate of Buhler High School and then went on to serve four years in the United States Army. After that, he served in the United States Army Reserves #346 during the Vietnam War and Iraq War, retiring in 1991. He worked for Cessna for 10 years, drove for Jackson’s Dairy, and for Dillons. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church, American Legion #68, and the Teamsters #795.
When his son was young, Garry spent a lot of time umpiring for his sporting teams and being involved in other sports. The two of them bonded over their love of the Dallas Cowboys. He also taught Scott how to drive. He enjoyed attending all his granddaughter’s events and accomplishments. He loved to take her to the zoo. She was the light of his life.
When war broke out in Vietnam, Garry was sent to Germany to serve as an MP and guard the wall. His very last tour was in Iraq during Desert Storm. His last flight was with the Kansas Honor Flight with his son. This was very special for both him and his son to do together.
Garry enjoyed hunting, driving his truck to see the country, traveling to places with DeDe, such as Hawaii and the Caribbean, camping with his wife and son, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne. He lived a very full life until he got ill.
He married DeDe Powers on September 4, in Hutchinson. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Scott DeVault, Plano, TX; granddaughter, Madison Scot DeVault, Austin, TX; and a brother, John DeVault, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Keith DeVault, Alice Hollinger, Eileen Griffith, Bill DeVault, infant twin boys, Marjorie Baerg, Robert “Bud” DeVault, Don DeVault, Bobby Dean DeVault, and Richard DeVault.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Friday, July 15, 2022, at Crossroads Christian Church, Hutchinson, with the family present. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, at Crossroads Christian Church, with the service live streamed on Inman Funeral Home’s Facebook Page. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Burial Park. Military honors will be provided by Ft. Riley Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads Christian Church or the Kansas Honor Flight in care of Inman Funeral Home. To leave a condolence to the family, visit: www.inmanfh.com.
Garry still has his first $2.00 he ever made in his wallet.
I met Garry "Buck" DeVault when I joined the 346th MP Co in 1981. For some reason, we became friends. I respected his experience as an MP and called upon him for advice. I left the unit in 1984. Buck came to my mother's funeral in 2010 just to see me. I was happy to see him again as we talked about old times. Several years ago the 346th had a reunion and all of us old timers sat together and had a good discussion. Unfortunately it appeared to me that his memory was fading as he didn't remember me. I didn't realize until this obit that we were in high school together though 3 years apart. Garry was a great guy and I know he will be missed.
Bob Tucker Jul 17 2022 4:17 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Garry DeVault
Janine Schuler Jul 14 2022 10:40 PM
So sorry for your loss. May your memories minister to you and comfort you.
Brian and Kay Barrie Jul 14 2022 9:13 PM
True love lives forever even beyond the grave. You husband has moved to a different dimension but his love abides in your hearts forever. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Jean Brawner Jul 14 2022 7:26 PM
We so sorry for your loss. Prayers from both of us.
Leland &Anna Mock Jul 13 2022 9:08 AM
I'm sorry to see that Garry has passed. I met him while I delivered and picked up material at the loading dock at Cessna. I convinced Garry to join the 346th MP Army reserve unit in Hutchinson and apparently he was able to retire from the unit. He always had that canny smile and his laugh. He will be missed and I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing him, even after moving from Hutchinson.
Tom Wilson Jul 12 2022 6:48 PM
DeDe and Scott.
We are so terribly sorry to learn of Gary's death. We know there are no words that will take away the pain or loss of your loved one. But please know our love and prayers will be with you the coming months. GOD bless!
Lloyd and Wanda schmitz Jul 12 2022 3:09 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Garry DeVault
Clarence and Janet Bieghler Jul 12 2022 6:56 AM