Gary Boggs, 62

Garry Lynn Boggs, 62, of rural Wabash, died at 8:35 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Feb. 19, 1955, in Eolia, Ky., to Lawrence V. and Nellie (Collins) Boggs.

Garry was a 1973 graduate of Southwood High School.  He first married Vanissa Schlemmer, she survives in Wabash.  He then married Tina (Mitchell) Costa in Mount Sterling, Ky., on March 29, 2003.  He worked for Schlemmer Masonry in Wabash.  Garry enjoyed playing corn hole, fishing, collecting guns, watching his grandkids activities, and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Tina Boggs of Wabash, six children, Justin (Kerri) Boggs, Jared (Brooke Bell) Boggs, and Jessica (Joe Goshert) Boggs, all of Wabash, Billy (Kylene) Sickafus of Logansport, Angela Sickafus of Roann, and Richard (Lauren) Costa of Milford; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Betty Justice of North Manchester, Larry G. (Rachel) Boggs of Wabash, Wanda (Bruce) Shaw of Roann, Laster (Kanda) Boggs of Silver Lake, and Janice (Jerry) Bucher of Dowagiac, Mich., and his sister-in-law, Linda Boggs of Lagro. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill Boggs.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastors Chad McAtee and John Hobson officiating.  Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash at a later date. 

Preferred memorial is Garry's family.

The memorial guest book for Garry may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Oct 10