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Gary A. Lancaster, 60, Trafalgar

Gary A. Lancaster, 60, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his home in Trafalgar.

He was a life-long resident of Trafalgar. Gary was known for his generosity and kind-hearted personality to all those who knew him. He was born in Franklin on July 23, 1952 to the late Herbert C. and Nell (Parker) Lancaster. Gary was a 1970 graduate of Indian Creek High School where he participated in basketball, baseball, Future Farmers of America and student council. He also was a member of Johnson County 4-H Club. Gary went on to attend Purdue University making the dean's list his first semester He retired in 1997 as owner and operator of Lancaster Farms in Trafalgar after 26 years of farming. Prior to that, he was the owner of the Honda Motorcycle dealership in Lafayette.

Gary enjoyed collecting model trains and antique toys. He also enjoyed collecting antique tractors, collectable cars and motorcycles. Gary loved attending local fairs, farm progress shows and traveling to historical places. He was a fan of Elvis and was an avid reader. Gary’s greatest pleasure came from spending time with his companion’s son, Brady. Brady was very special to Gary, not having children of his own.

Gary leaves behind his longtime friend and companion, Stephanie M. Bennett and her son, Brady Mills, both of Flagler Beach, Fla. He will be remembered by his cousins, Ivan, John and Jerry (Tresa) Lancaster, Teresa (Ed) Waltz and Ed (Teresa) Lancaster, all of Trafalgar, Susan (Lee) Weddle of Morgantown, Sereta (Tom) Churchill of California, Larry Parker of Melbourne, Fla., Norman Bennett of Tucson, Ariz., June Caple of Miami, Fla. and Charlotte Jacobs of Milledgeville, Ga. He will also be remembered by his aunts, Alta “Sally” and Betty Lancaster, both of Trafalgar and Mildred Parker of St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Rev. Mark Matheny will conduct a celebration of Gary’s life at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Trafalgar Christian Church, 300 W. Pearl Street. Friends can call from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church. Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith–Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Gary to Brady Mill's Education Fund in care of Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Lancaster family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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