Gary DePew

Gary Howard DePew

Saturday, December 6th, 1958 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Gary Howard DePew, 61, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 6, 1958 to Elsie (Mercer) DePew and the late Edward DePew. He grew up in Kalkaska, Michigan and was a graduate of Kalkaska High School.

After school, Gary began working on oil rigs and followed the oil boom to Oklahoma where he resided for over 40 years. He was a small engine mechanic and enjoyed working on motors of all types. He was a car enthusiast, his favorite being the Ford Mustang. He enjoyed remote control cars, NASCAR, and basketball, especially cheering on his hometown Oklahoma Thunder. Gary had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by his family.

He is survived by his mother, Elsie DePew; his brother, Ricky (Bonnie) DePew; and his aunt, Bonnie DePew, all of Rensselaer, Indiana; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed DePew and his sister, Jody DePew.

Steinke Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with cremation services. Memories and condolences may be shared online at
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morgan hammock-maguire

Posted at 02:13am
Dear loved ones of Gary, my name is Morgan Hammock, the daughter of JD Hammock (owner of Brown Machinery). I was always a very shy child, but anytime I would visit dad's work (Sooner rental) Gary made it a point to make me feel welcome and special by pulling a tootsie roll out of the top shelf of his red tool box. This sweet gesture left an everlasting impression on me and always put a smile on my face. Later in life when he was struggling with his health, (I'm 29 now) I would take him to doctors appointments and grocery shop. I'll never forget the time he called me and said he was craving something his mom would make him (can't remember exactly but I think it was orange jello and whipped cream or something). I immediately went to the store and made it for him. Due to him being ill, nothing ever sounded good but he was ecstatic about it and ate it up in a blink of an eye! I was blessed by his kind heart and we both had lots of unique shared interests (like a deep love for Mountain Dew). I am very sorry for your loss and I know he is smiling down on all of us.

Brown Machinery Company

Posted at 01:54pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary was a great employee and friend and will be missed.
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