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Gary Reed (67) passed away July 3rd at the Hospice House in Kansas City. He was born October 6, 1946 in Vermillion, SD where he grew up.
Gary graduated from the University of SD and spent two years serving in the U.S. Army. He was a combat engineer with the 19th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam. In June 2012 he retired after working for several years as the clinic administrator for Physicians Laboratory in Sioux Falls, SD.
After retirement Gary and his wife Shari moved to Bella Vista, AR and were living life to the fullest. His passion was golf, at which he excelled. He had also recently become a master naturalist and found enjoyment in hiking, kayaking, bowling, photography and bird watching. Gary was the captain of The Black Pearl, his pontoon boat that was a source of great enjoyment.
Gary is survived by his wife Shari, his daughters Suzanne McGrath (Patrick) and Aimee Reed and six grandchildren: Catherine, Elizabeth, Caroline, Kennedy, Sydney and Grant. He also has one brother Jim in Vermillion, SD, two nephews, a large extended family on his wife’s side and numerous friends.