Gary Kenneth Wingeier, son of Kenneth Jack Wingeier and Nell Pullen Wingeier, passed away in New York City at the Veterans Hospital on September 9, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Gary was 68 years old. He attended grades 9-11 at Everett High School, Lansing, Michigan, and then his senior year at Forest Hills High School in Ada, Michigan, where he graduated in 1966. Gary was a member of the football and wrestling teams at both high schools. He then went to 2 years of college in an art major, first at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and then at Old Dominion College in Norfolk , Virginia. He enlisted in the Navy in 1968 during the Vietnam conflict, serving as a Machinists Mate until 1972. He married Cindy Nowak of Ada in 1972. They were later divorced, and he moved to New York City, where he worked as a furniture mover and driver for several years. Gary is survived by brothers Michael and Scott Wingeier, and sister Marie Wingeier-Payzant. Graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Lowell, Michigan, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a cancer research fund.