Gary was born January 16, 1939 in Des Moines to Lester and Anita (Little) Honts. He married Jean Putz on April 15, 1967.
One of Gary's favorite pastimes was playing golf. After retiring Gary enjoyed working at Blank Golf Course. He also thoroughly enjoyed fishing, and mainly just being outside and staying active. He was good humored and always got enjoyment out of helping other people. Gary and Jean wintered in Texas the last several years making many friends. While in Texas, Gary also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and woodworking.
Gary passed away at Mercy Hospice in Johnston on August 20, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gary is survived by his wife, Jean of Norwalk; children: Gary Honts, Jr., Carrie Smith, Steven Honts, Teresa Pope, Keven Honts, grandchildren; great grandchildren; and siblings: Wuanita, Jean, Charlotte, Sharon, Shirley, and Michael.
Memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.