Gary L. Kite

Gary L. Kite, 85, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville.  He was born in Kokomo on September 7, 1935, to Robert Lee and Dorothy Lavone (Metzger) Kite.  He married Donna M. Mann on February 27, 1957; she survives.

A lifelong resident of Rossville, Gary was a 1953 graduate of Rossville High School.  He worked for Stark & Wetzel for five years and retired from P.R. Mallory after more than 25 years of employment.  He was a member of the Brethren Church in Rossville, Wabash-Erie Canal Association, and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Surviving with his wife, Donna, are his children, Ricky Lee Kite of Rossville, Randy B. Kite (wife, Kristina) of Frankfort, and Roger E. Kite of West Lafayette; grandchildren, Kenneth and Kodi; and step-grandchildren, Tiffany, Tasha, and Heather.

He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the start of the memorial service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Genda Funeral Home, Rossville Chapel with Pastor Allen Weldy officiating.

Memorial contributions in Gary’s honor may be made to Genda Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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  1. Today, I seen where Gary passed away. I would have attended his funeral had I known last week. I first met him when we worked at Mallorys in the mid-70s. He was always a very nice man to work with.

    In the past 15 years or so I would see him and Ricky at Walmart. Gary would always have a huge smile and we would talk for several minutes catching up.

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing him when I go to the SR26 Walmart.


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