Obituary for Gary L. Sichting

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Gary L. Sichting

February 23, 1952 - February 28, 2017

Gary L. Sichting, age 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017 at Franciscan St Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Franklin and former resident of Morgantown.

Gary was born February 23, 1952 in Martinsville to the late James Elmer and Helen G. (Burns) Sichting. He was a 1970 graduate of Indian Creek High School. Gary married Janet E. (Ratliff) Sichting on October 14, 1972 in Morgantown. She survives after 44 loving years of marriage.

Gary worked as a Line Inspector at General Motors in Indianapolis for over 30 years, retiring in 2006. After retirement, Gary spent several years volunteering at Indian Creek Elementary School. In his lifetime, he attended both Morgantown United Methodist Church and Morgantown Baptist Church. Gary was a member of the UAW Local 933, served as a Morgantown Fireman EMT for several years, and served as a Past President for the Morgantown Little League and the Indian Creek Band Boosters. Gary also coached Little League for 9 years. He enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel music and use to sing in a Gospel Quartet in the 1980’s. Gary enjoyed family get togethers, mushroom hunting and watching Indiana University Basketball and Indian Creek Sports. Most of all, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

He will be missed by his wife, Janet, children Chad (Melissa) Sichting of Franklin and Karen (Jason) Haugh of Shelbyville; grandchildren: Sophia, Harper & Emma; siblings: Don (Marty) Sichting, Joe Sichting, Larry (Ruth) Sichting, Sandra (Aubrey) Zook, Myla (Mike) Magennis and Dan (Lucinda) Sichting; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son: Bradley Craig Sichting and siblings: Barbara Foster, William “Bill” Sichting and John Paul Sichting.

The Rev. Ben Swopes will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 on Monday at Morgantown Baptist Church: 109 West Elm Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Morgantown Baptist Church


109 W. Elm Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Morgantown Baptist Church


109 W. Elm Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: February 23, 1952
Died: February 28, 2017

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Diana Cunningham Drew posted on 3/1/17

So sorry to hear this. We were neighbors growing up and graduated together. Prayers to his beloved family.


Diane Timbrook posted on 3/1/17

Janet, Chad and family, and Karen and family, May you find comfort in our Lord, family, and friends during this time of loss and grieving. Love to all of you. Diane


Rob Pounders posted on 3/1/17

So sorry for your loss.


Ron and Celine Bates posted on 3/2/17



Brian White posted on 3/2/17

Condolences to you and your family. I remember Gary fondly from him being a band parent at ICHS. He was such a nice guy and a friend to everyone. A true gentleman.


Ron Grose posted on 3/3/17

My prayers go out to Gary's family and friends. I graduated with Gary in 1970 and remember him being very smart with a great personality. Ron Grose


Alice Carothers posted on 4/22/17

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. RIP, my condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17