Gary Richard Lewis, age 71 of Humboldt, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Wichita. He was born on Dec. 23, 1947 in Iola, the son of Harold and Eula (Strong) Lewis.
Gary enjoyed riding his scooters and his lawn mowers anywhere he could. He was always picking up cans and cleaning up the community and became known as “The Can Man.” He liked to go scrapping with his best friend, visiting with people and drinking his soda outside of Johnson’s General Store. Gary was a great father and was always proud of his kids and most of all loved being a grandfather. He was a member of Humboldt United Methodist Church.
Gary is survived by children Beth Hurtado and husband Rick of Iola, James Lewis of Petrolia; cousin Mike Strong and wife Colleen; grandchildren Anthony Hurtado, Destiny Hurtado, Sierra Brinkerhoff, Kyle Brinkerhoff, Kourtlyn Brinkerhoff, Bailey Florez, Carter Lewis and Lillian Lewis.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt.
Cremation has been requested. The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.
Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 908 Central, Humboldt, KS 66748.