Gary D. Croft, age 70, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on April 24, 2021 at Mercer Health in Coldwater.  He was born on July 20, 1950 in Lima to the late B. Rex and Marjorie (Ebling) Croft.  On November 10, 1991 he married Sandy (McBride) Croft and she survives at the residence in Celina. 


Other survivors include his children, Brittney (Brett Hoover) Croft, Celina, Tyler (Mattea) Croft, Rockford, Brady (Keri) Croft, Columbus, Dusty Croft, Utah, Jodie Croft, Michigan, Jule Stewart, Lima, Wendy Croft, Lima and Gary McBride, Lima; a brother, Shawn (Nancy) Croft, Lima; four sisters, Barb Link, Lima, Patty (Dan) Koester, Arizona, Melanie Peek, South Carolina, and Beverly (Ken) Sweeney, Lima; and four grandchildren, Aria, Taya, Dane, Austin and Madison.


He is also preceded in death by a son, Gary J. Croft; and a granddaughter, Angel.


Gary is a 1968 graduate of Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Ohio.  He worked as ditching contractor and part-time for the Lima News.


He enjoyed watching the Reds, Browns and Ohio State Football.  His family and friend were very important to him and he will be deeply missed by them all.


Funeral services in his honor will begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 am 1:00 pm prior to the service. 


Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.


Attendees are required to follow social distancing and guidelines dictated by the Ohio Department of Health, due to the national concerns of COVID-19. Masks are required by attendees at the visitation and memorial service.


Cisco Funeral Homes are honored to care for Dennis and his family. To pay your respects and to leave online condolences and memories, visit or visit the Cisco Funeral Homes Facebook page.




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