April 19, 1946 – November 11, 2021
Gary Lee Bowman, 75, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at his residence.
Gary was born April 19, 1946, in Bedford, to Miles and Maxine (Hall) Bowman. He first married Kathryn Carmichael on July 25, 1970. She was killed in a tragic car/house accident on Dec. 27, 1982. He married Rita (Hopkins) Watts on July 31, 1987, and she survives.
Gary attended Williams School until it closed and graduated from Bedford High School. Gary retired from Central Foundry after 30 years. He was a co-op student, working with GM and GMI at Flint, Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering. He proudly served six years with the Indiana National Guard, Camp Atterbury Unit. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church where he was a deacon for several years. He loved our Lord, his family, church, and friends. Golf, fishing, and travel kept him active in retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Rita; son, Charles Bowman of Conyers, Georgia; daughters, Tina (Dave Swaby) Howard of Springville, Angie (Tony) Hobbs of Bedford, and Cindy Bowman of Bloomington; grandchildren, Chris Howard, Ashley (Kenny) Niflis, Jacob (Madison Jean) Hobbs, Courtney Bowman, L. Charles Bowman and Katherine Brown; great-grandson, Colton Ridge; and brother, David of Ft. Myers, Florida.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Kathy.
Gary chose cremation with a memorial held to honor his life at Hillcrest Christian Church at 12:30 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2021, with Pastor Mark Fugate and Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Visitation hours will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, continuing until the hour of service, also at Hillcrest Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest Christian Church of Bedford or a favorite charity.
Gary’s services and care have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.FergusonLee.com.