Gary Lee Havens

February 14, 1945 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Gary Havens Obituary

Gary Lee Havens, 78, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Brickyard Healthcare - Terrace Care Center.  

Gary was born in La Porte, IN, on February 14, 1945 to Eugene Alfred and Dorothy O'June (Lashbrook) Havens.  

Surviving are his children, Christopher (Robin) Havens of La Porte and Juli (Jason Gohsman) Verkler of Wheatfield; 2 grandsons, Connor and Robert Hageniers of La Porte; brother, Terry (Judy) Havens of Arvada, CO; special friends, Eli (Gina) Russi of New Carlisle; former wife, Susan Havens of Granger; and grandpup, Addy. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joy Deken; brother, Larry Havens; and son-in-law, Bryan S. Verkler. 

Gary worked as a foreman at American Home Foods for over 20 years.  He was a devoted member of La Porte Assembly of God.  Gary enjoyed watching Notre Dame football.  He was admitted to the La Porte High School Football Hall of Fame.  While in high school he was nicknamed "Tuffy".  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, March 17, 2023 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Jeffrey Hines officiating. 

A time of visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.  Cremation will take place following the service. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to La Porte Assembly of God, 0244 E. Boyd Blvd., La Porte, IN  46350. 

Condolences may be shared with the family online at   


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gary Lee Havens, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Gary Lee Havens?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Gary's memory.


March 17, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Celebration of Life Service
March 17, 2023

12:00 PM
Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, Indiana 46350


© 2024 Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility