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Gary Eugene Winsky

September 11, 2020

Gary Eugene Winsky, age 70, of Newton, Kansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 11, 2020. He was the first-born son of Orville and Bernice Winsky, and was born on June 30, 1950 in Newton, Kansas.

Gary was a 1968 graduate of Moundridge High School. He attended Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas upon his graduation from high school. He later entered the service in September, 1969, with the United States Air Force and served 4 years. He was stationed at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California, where he worked as an Air Traffic Controller. He was a patriotic man and proud of his military service. Gary was united in marriage to Judy Adamson on August 21, 1976 at the First Baptist Church in Newton. After more than 30 years as a loyal and hardworking employee at Agco Corporation in Hesston, Kansas, he retired in January 2020.

Gary was a longtime resident of Newton, and an active member of the First Baptist Church. His Christian faith was his passion in life. Gary was dedicated to his church and served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He could often be found in his study reading his Bible and preparing his Sunday school lessons. His other interests included history, reading, spending time with family, traveling and long walks with his beloved dogs, Jenny and Jody.

Gary was beloved by all who knew him and will be fondly remembered for his faith, kindness, loyalty to family and compassion. He had a warm smile, joyful laugh and soothing voice that will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

Gary leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Judy; his two stepdaughters, Lori (Steve) Aul of Ballwin, Missouri and Suzy Adamson of Elkhart, Indiana; his siblings, Kay (Howard) Friesen of Moundridge, Kansas, Darcy (Jane) Winsky of London, Ontario, Canada, Kent (Mary) Winsky of Moundridge, Kansas and Joni (Stan) Weeks of Taneyville, Missouri; three grandchildren, Mackenzie Smith of Chicago, Illinois, Meghan (Constantine) Caviris of Queens, New York and Matthew Aul of St. Louis, Missouri; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and all of their families. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Jerl.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Newton, KS with Pastor Chip Bungard officiating. Interment will be held following the service at Restlawn Garden of Memory on US Hwy 50 west of Newton.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, St. Jude’s or the Associated Baptist for World Evangelism and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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20 thoughts on “Gary Eugene Winsky

  1. I only knew Gary a short time, but the time I did spend with him at the hospital he was one the nicest, sweetest men I’ve ever met. He was so friendly and in good spirits despite everything that was going on with his health. I’m sorry to hear of his passing and he will be missed. I will continue to keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Lori I so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace be with you 🙏🙏

  3. So sorry to hear of the loss of Gary. He was easy to talk to and I too remember his laugh. My thoughts are with his family.

  4. sorry to hear about Gary. my prayers for his family. Gary was a good man. I always enjoyed talking to him.

  5. I met Gary when he first hired on at AGCO. We worked in the same department. A really great guy! Always had a positive outlook on life. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Gary’s family and friends. We are so sorry for the loss of your loved husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle. May he rest in Peace with his Lord. God Bless his family and peace to all who loved him. ❤🦋

  7. I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, I’ve known Gary from working with his 2 sweet dogs and his past dogs as well. Gary will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a gentle soul and very easy to talk to. Rest In Peace Gary.

  8. So sorry for your loss, may the Lord comfort you in this most difficult time, so hard losing the ones we love, prayers for the family!!

  9. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Gary! Jim and Gary were in the same graduating class, and were good friends in high school. Gary was such a nice guy! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  10. So sorry to see of Gary’s passing, he was a good man, a good friend thru the years that we knew him…Blessings on Judy and the family… Bob & Geri Niblett. Newton Ks

  11. Judy, I am so very sorry about Gary’s passing. I always enjoyed my visits with the two of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. So very sad to hear his life was taken so soon! What a great man and family! Thoughts for everyone! Hugs to all!! Very sorry for your loss.

  13. The passing of Gary is truely a deep sorrow. He always showed such care and interest in others. We were very blessed to have had him for a Sunday School teacher for several years and as a friend. He will be missed by so many here on earth but we also have the joy of knowing he is with our loving Father in Heaven where we will meet again. Our deepest sympathy to Judy and family.

  14. We rejoice that Gary knew where he was headed. We don’t say, “Sorry for your loss,” because when something is lost, you don’t know where it is. We know where Gary is! Praise God for this wonderful assurance! We do extend our sympathy that, for the present, he is absent, but you will soon say, “Hello.” Jim & Fran Lines

  15. Judy Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed having you both for neighbors. The times we spent together was so enjoyed. Sharing the love of God was awesome. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave and Ann Schmidt

  16. Dear sweet Judy.
    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. What a great husband
    To you. You were a great couple.
    Always ready and willing to
    Help.
    May you find comfort in these
    Days ahead.

  17. So sorry to read of Gary’s death. Our thoughts are with you. WE did not see it till after the service.

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