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Gary Dean Linn, age 69, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, 

August 24, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.

 

He was born January 1, 1953, in Celina, to the late Leo G. & 

Mary K. (Hiestand) Linn. 

 

Gary married Dana Behm, and she survives along with their sons: 

Paul (Jessica) Linn of rural Mendon and Tom Linn of Celina, and 

his sisters: Sandra (Don) Myers of Berne, Indiana, Brenda Ziminsky 

of Noblesville, Indiana, and Connie (Bruce) Fisher of Oldtown, Florida.

 

A 1973 graduate of Celina High School, Gary had been employed 

in maintenance at Mersman Furniture in Celina.  He then worked 

as a certified welder at Stamco in New Bremen.

 

Gary was a member of Celina First Church of God, and served for 

several years as groundskeeper and custodian at the church.

 

Gary enjoyed outdoor activities, traveling, camping, and riding 

his John Deere tractor.  He also liked to spend time working on 

projects in his garage.

 

Funeral Services took place at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 

at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with 

Pastor Steve Whetstone, officiating.

 

Burial followed at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.

 

Calling Hours were held at the Funeral Home on Friday, August 26, 

from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and also an hour prior to Services on Saturday. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Donate Life Ohio 

or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Condolences can be expressed to the Linn family 

at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.

 

 

 

 

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