Gary “Wayne” Thompson

Gary “Wayne” Thompson, 69, of Independence, Missouri passed away January 16th, 2017 at St. Lukes East, from pancreatic cancer.  A memorial gathering will be held 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  

Wayne was born on May 19th, 1947 in Mexico, Missouri. He will be remember as a big guy with an even bigger personality.  Wayne sold cars and enjoyed classic vehicles most of his life.  He was a dealer at Argosy Casino for almost 20 years.   His friends and people at the casino knew him as “Big Gary”.  He is most well known for selling items he bought in damaged freight sales and would always have a “great deal” for friends and family. Wayne always had a joke, funny story, and a hug to share.  His sense of humor will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by; three children, John Thompson, Danie’le Thompson Gorbet, and Christina Courtney.  Gary is also survived by seven grandchildren.


  1. Ron and Dianne Talley on January 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    A good cousin and a great friend. We all will miss him. Our sympathy to John, Danielle, Christina and all of the grandkids.

  2. Greg Fensom on January 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Wayne was a great guy… I will never forget our time together selling cars at Bill Allen Chevrolet… My thoughts and prayers are with his family… Rest In Peace Big Fellow…

  3. Steve and Arlene Swanson on January 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    We were saddened to learn of Wayne’s passing. We have so many fond memories of our cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, grandchildren, sisters and their families.

  4. Shay Mitchell & Family on January 21, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Wayne, my “younger but bigger brother” as he often reminded me will be deeply missed. Too many things, like miles, work, raising our families, etc. kept us from seeing each other often. Years passed after we each chose our own paths and place to call home. But in spite of that, we kept connected through our phone conversations, cards, letters and in the past year or so through texting! Our love for each other as siblings and friends was there, through good and bad times. So many memories ….my love to John, Daniele, Chrisy and grandkids. He’ll always be in our hearts.

  5. Sean on February 12, 2023 at 4:21 am

    I worked with “Big Gary” at Argosy Casino… I was sorry to hear of his passing. think of him often.

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