Gary J. Miller
                                      October 16, 1953 -- June 4, 2020

Gary J. Miller, 66, of Shipshewana, went to be with his Lord and Savior at  
9:55 am on Thursday, June 4, at his residence after a two-month battle with
leukemia. He was born on October 16, 1953 in LaGrange to Paul and Ruth
(Lambright) Miller. On March 30, 1974 in Elkhart he married Patricia "Patti" J.
Schrock, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jill
(Mike) Cress of Convoy, OH; a son, Justin (Crystal) Miller of Middlebury; his
five grandchildren, Kaden, Blake, Dylan, Lucas and Morgan; a sister, Gwen
(Gene) Newcomer of Shipshewana; four brothers, Gordon (Nancy) Miller of
Spindale, NC, Gerald (Amy) Miller of Middlebury, Glen (Sheri) Miller of
Shipshewana, Gene (Jenny) Miller of Goshen and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. Gary
started Wana Engine Center/Wana RV Center in 1980 in Shipshewana where
he continued to work until he was unable to because of his illness. He was a
member of Shore Church where he had served in many different aspects
throughout his life and was involved with Bible Study Fellowship. He was a
member of the Shipshewana Volunteer Fire Department for 16 years, serving
as Fire Chief for 8 years. He was involved with the LaGrange County 4-H Fair
for many years, serving as president for 10 years. Gary loved running, riding
horses and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 7, at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. The family and funeral
home respectively request that attendees wear a face covering during
visitation. A private funeral and graveside service will be held by the family.
Services will be conducted by Pastors Carl Horner and Nic Raber. Burial will
be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to LaGrange
County Habitat for Humanity and RYLM (Rainbow Years Learning Ministry).  
Online condolences may be offered at

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From: Hannah Davis
Thinking of you guys always!
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From: Steve Dintaman
Dear Gordon and Gwen and the Miller family, I was saddened to hear of
Gary's passing. I have many good memories of visiting at your family
home in the old days, and always thought of Gary as the younger Miller. I
guess he was, but none of us are all that young anymore. May you find the
God of hope and peace to be present with you as you mourn Gary's
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From: Pete and Shirley Yoder
So sad to hear this. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers during this
difficult time.
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From: Nick Raben
Jill and family- I am so sorry for your loss! Please let me know if there is
anything I can do!
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From: Michael Zehr
Sad to hear this. Gary will be missed. Condolences to Patti and the family.
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From: Ervin & Clara Raber
Sorry to here about Gary. Keeping you in thoughts & prayers.
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From: Barb and Gail Hirschy
We want to express our deepest love and sympathy to you, Patti, children
and grandchildren, brothers and sister, Gwen. May the Lord give you
peace. Put His loving arms around you.
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From: Lynda Hollinger-Janzen
Dear Patti, I'm so sorry to hear about Gary's passing. May God comfort
you and each member of your family.
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From: Ray and Joan Bontrager
Patti Blessings to you and your families. Prayers are with you.
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From: Pati Slabaugh
So sorry for your loss. Gary was always a great guy to do business with.
Praying for your family!
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From: Felderman Design-Build
To the Miller Family We are thinking of you all as you celebrate the
exceptional life of Gary Miller. We wish you peace and comfort during this
difficult time.
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From: Julia Petersen
Patti, I was so sorry to see the news about Gary in the paper. I'll be praying
for you and family.
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From: Jim Fisher
Praying for God's grace and mercy to shelter you, Patti. Many fond
memories of our days in the young couples SS class at Shore church.
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From: Carol Cline
I was saddened to hear of Gary's passing. I pray for peace for the family
and all who loved him.
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From: Margo Enfield
Dear Patti, the prayer line ministry at St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic
Church in Phoenix has been praying for Gary and and your family during
this time. Please accept our condolences and know that we will continue to
pray for all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and
console you.
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From: John Emerson
I was saddened to learn of Gary's passing. I appreciated his friendship as
well as the contributions he and Patti made to the youth of the county with
the 4-H program. RIP Gary.
These individuals have
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your family by signing the
virtual guestbook.

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George Dolente
Ervin & Clara Raber
Jeff & Jackie Barnes
Dean and Jan Bixler (BSF)