Gary L Leutz, 60, died at 1:28 a.m. April 17, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born April 28,1952, in Port Clinton to A.J. and Jeanette K. Henry Leutz. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Oak Harbor. His wife of 32 years, Martha J. Sauvey Leutz survives in Lima.
Gary was a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. After high school he had worked at the Perrysburg Chrysler Plant and then he transferred to the Lima General Dynamics Plant in 1981. He worked there until he retired in 2006 after 35 years of service. Gary loved the outdoors and fishing with his buddy Scott. He also loved his dogs, Mercy and Sam, and his many cat friends. The family would like to thank their wonderful neighbors, Shawnee Rescue Squad and the staff at St. Rita’s Medical Center on 3A and especially Ruth his RIM. They would also like to thank Chaplain Brian Knoderer with the Pastoral Care Department at St. Rita’s Medical Center and his physicians, Dr. Mark Mueller and Jamie Reindel CNP.
Survivors also include his sister, Sandra (Jack) Case of Tavares, Fla.; a niece, Kim (Jim) Webb, of Caledonia; a nephew, J.P. (Wendy) Burmiester, of Evans, Ga.; great-nieces and -nephews, Donovan, Amara, Ashley and Brandon; sister-in-law, Mimi (Steve) Turinsky and their family, Gwen, Adam, Jacki, and Ann, of Marblehead; brother-in-law, Fred (Sandy) Sauvey and their family, Kelly and Tracy, of Strongsville; brother-in-law, Dan (Melinda) Sauvey and their family, Shannon, Molly, Ariel and Danelle of Toledo; sister-in-law, Peg Sauvey, of Twinsburg; and sister-in-law, Becky Sauvey, of Twinsburg.
Services will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Brian Knoderer will officiate.
Friends may call from noon until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deb’s Dogs at debsdogs.org or mail to P.O. Box 1002, Lima, OH 45801-1002.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.
Gary L. Leutz