Gary Whitmer

Gary Whitmer

CHAMPAIGN – Gary Richard Whitmer, 65, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 9, 2017) at Helia Healthcare of Champaign.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1951, in Joliet to Richard Louis and Marie Rose (Elias) Whitmer.

Gary is survived by his brothers, Glen Louis (Gregg Perry) of Champaign and Richard Elias (Marilyn Marker) Whitmer of Peachtree Corners, Ga.; nieces, Charlotte Marie, Georgia Rose and Savannah Kimberly.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private graveside committal will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. Father Michael Condos will officiate. Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Gary's name to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Champaign, or Promise Healthcare Champaign.

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