NEWTON — Gary Allen Leiker, 53, passed away March 20, 2019, at his home in Newton. He was born Oct. 2, 1965, in Ellinwood, to Don James and Bennie Lou (Gray) Leiker. Gary married Carla Jo (Graeter) July 30, 1988, and were later divorced.
A short-time resident of Newton, coming from Great Bend, Gary dedicated his life to law enforcement, serving Stanton, Stafford and Barton counties. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and camping.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Don James and Toni Leiker of Great Bend; one daughter, Casey Carruth and husband Cameron of Washington D.C.; three brothers, Troy Leiker and wife Dorothy of WaKeeney, Darron Leiker and wife Beth of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Chad Leiker and wife Melissa of Great Bend; one grandchild, Candice Carruth; stepbrothers Darin Workman and wife Jennifer of Liberal, Bren Workman and wife Lynne of Nebraska, Roy Workman and wife Brenda of Newton, Mark Anthony and wife Kelly of Calhan, Colo.; one stepsister, Melissa Keeler and husband Mike of Great Bend. He was preceeded in death by, his mother, Bennie Lou Moo; and stepfather Lyle L Workman Sr.
There will be a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Don Bedore presiding. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Bryant Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. Memorials may be given to the Gary Leiker Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 24, 2019