Gary E. Lepper, age 69, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Manor at Perrysburg. He was born June 12, 1954 in Toledo to Wesley and Dolores "Laurie" (Mann) Lepper. Gary was a 1972 graduate of Maumee High School. He had a very strong passion and calling to minister to various outreach ministries. Gary was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Maumee until 2014. Gary became an Ordained Minister in 2015 and then he and some of his closest friends started Maumee Community Church in 2016. He had a life long love for music and often played guitar and sang at multiple family and close friends weddings and events. Gary was employed as a Service Technician for many local companies until his retirement from Ohio Business Machines in 2016. He loved to fish, golf and spending time outdoors. He was a Detroit Tigers and Lions fan and coached baseball for various local youth teams. The greatest love of Gary's life was his family whom he adored and cherished.
In addition to his father, Gary was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Deborah "Debbie" Lepper; father-in-law, Bob Newman and brother-in-law, Jeff Newman. He is survived by his children, Brandi (Tim) Clark, Desira (Dana "Dee") Walker, Shaun (Leann) Lepper, Gary Lepper, Jr. and Wesley (Samantha) Lepper; mother, Dolores "Laurie" M. Lepper; sisters, Cheryl (Doug) Lajiness and Tamara (John) Wittmann; 22 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Jessie Newman; brothers-in-law, Bob (Merrilee) Newman and Jim Newman; sister-in-law, Ann Newman-York son-in-law, Mike (Mallori) Clark and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive guests Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). The family will also receive guests Monday, September 18, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Maumee United Methodist Church 405 Sackett Street, Maumee, OH 43537 where the Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Maumee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maumee Community Church in Gary's memory.
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