Gary Jay Furlow, age 58, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17, 2020 while on vacation with his wife, Trish, at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Gary was born in Kendallville, Indiana on April 12, 1962 to John Russell Furlow, Jr. and Cynthia Janice (Nowels) Rensberger. He was a 1980 graduate of East Noble High School and attended Franklin College and International Business School. He married Trish Vanderpool on August 31, 1985 at Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville and they made their home together on beautiful Sylvan Lake in Rome City. Gary was a talented natural leader. He worked his way up to Vice President of Eastern Manufacturing with the Arden Corporation where he was employed for 34 years. This past year, he was associated with Western Power Sports. Gary loved his family and spending time with his grandkids. He loved playing golf, traveling, I.U. basketball, the Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame football. Gary loved his hometown and giving back to his community. He was involved with the Boomerang Backpack program where he started their annual golf outing fundraiser. He was president of the Rome City Town Council and he also served on the Noble County Economic Development Board. Gary was dearly loved and respected by many. He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends that knew him best.
Wife, Trish Furlow of Sylvan Lake, Rome City.
Son, Trevor and Krystal Furlow of Kendallville.
Daughter, Kasi Bloom and Anthony Burgett of Fort Wayne.
Four grandchildren: Khloe, Charles, Olivia and Roman.
Mother, Cynthia Rensberger of Kendallville.
Father, John and Donna Furlow of Barton Lake, Orland.
Sister, Jan and Joel Richards and their daughter, Kendall, of Chicago, Illinois.
Stepsister, Jan Noll of Angola.
Stepbrother, Chris Rensberger of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Gary was preceded in death by his stepfather, Richard Rensberger in 1999; his brother, Terry Furlow in 2018; maternal grandparents, Riley and Dorothy Nowels; paternal grandparents, Russ and Billie Furlow; aunt and uncle, Sylvia and Jim Post.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2:00 - 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with visitation an hour prior to the service.
Officiating the service will be Pastor Jerry Burghduff from Rome City United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Orange Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Boomerang Backpack.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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