Gary L. Forbes

GARY L. FORBES, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, retired elder, passed away on June 4, 2024. 

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marilyn K. Foss Forbes; son, Randal S. (Tamarah) Forbes of Lawrence, IN; son, Rick A. (Elle) Forbes of Atlanta, GA; son, Rodney E. (Marydell) Forbes of West Lafayette; son, Ryan T. (Angela) Forbes of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Ryanne (James), Rae (Matthew), Connor, Cameron, Brody, Keegan (Marissa), Aidan, Tyler (Amber), and Kyleigh (Jayden); great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Oliver, Zachary, Maximilian, Evelyn, Vaylee, Jaren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

The funeral will take place Friday, June 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 509 North Street, Lafayette, IN, with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Clergy are invited to robe and wear white stoles and will sing “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.” Burial will be in Meadow View cemetery in Lafayette.

Donations may be made to the Upper Room Ministry of First United Methodist Church, 333 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601.

Online condolences may be offered here.

Gary served Asbury Chapel (1959-1961), Bluffton First UMC (1961-1962), Huntington Trinity UMC (1962-1968), Union City Wesley UMC (1968-1973), Frankfort St. Matthew UMC (1973-1976), South Bend First UMC (1976-1985), Lafayette Trinity UMC (1985-1993), First Wayne Street UMC (1993-1997), Kokomo Grace UMC (1999-2003), Kentland Mt. Zion UMC (2004-2005).