Logan Dean Zane

Logan Dean Zane, born May 12, 1994 in Wichita, Kansas and passed away at the age of 29, on February 25, 2024, in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Logan is survived by his mother and step-dad Gayla and Kevin Kelly of Park City, Kansas; his father and step-mother Ron and Michelle Zane, sister Meghan Nelson; brother Nathan Zane; step-brother Gregory Robison; grandmothers Judy Shewmake and Karen Lanning; niece Chloe Gathers; his fur-baby Nala, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Logan is proceeded in death by his grandparents T. Michael Lanning, Bernadine Zane, Boone Zane, Lettie Kelly and Wayne Kelly, aunt Kristi Wee, uncle Daniel Diedrich, and cousin Troy Lanning, II.

Logan graduated from Valley Center High School in 2012 then attended the University of Kansas. Life took a turn and he left KU and obtained his CDL and became an over the road truck driver for a while before moving to Seattle, Washington. He would move back and forth from Seattle to Park City and Wichita, Kansas a few times over the next few years, he most recently spent some time in Galveston, Texas before coming back to Park City then to Lawrence, Kansas. 

Logan was passionate about music and sports. He loved playing his saxophone and took pride in being part of the KU Marching Jayhawks and the men’s and women’s basketball band. He loved the opportunity to travel along with the KU men’s basketball team in their run for a championship. Even though they did not win that year, Logan was so excited to be a part of the experience. He did get to be part of the excitement when KU beat North Carolina by going to Allen Fieldhouse with his mom to watch the game on the big screen and running onto the court when they won was something he talked about often. 

He loved everything KU Jayhawks, Seattle Kraken Hockey and Liverpool Football. He was so excited to get to go watch the Kraken in some of their first games and hoped to someday to get to see Liverpool play live and get the chance to sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with thousands of other fans. He was able to get involved in playing hockey occasionally in Seattle and back in Wichita where, he most often played goalie.

He loved to get together with friends at raves and show off his dance moves in such a way that only he could. He had a heart of gold and would do anything he could for his friends. When he loved, he loved completely.

Logan also fought depression and his own demons. This made it difficult for him to find peace, happiness or to accept healthy friendships. During his darkest times, he would push loved ones away and usually pack up what belongings that he could carry and take off to find a new life. Wherever he went, he could make new friends and do well for a bit, but the darkness would always creep back, and each time he fell farther into despair. 

Logan sadly got to the point where he could not fight any longer and could not see the offers of help from people that loved him dearly to help him come back into the light. His demons won and Logan ended his life somewhere between the dates of Monday, February 19 and Sunday, February 25, 2024. He leaves behind many people that love him and carry the pain of losing him but are trying desperately to remember the happy memories with him, when his smile was the brightest and hope that he is now at peace. 

Logan’s cremation has been completed through Heartland Cremation and Burial Society of Overland Park, Kansas. Services are pending at this time to give the family time to grieve and process this loss. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to a mental health or suicide prevention program of your choice or given to anyone that you may see that might be struggling. Lastly the family and friends of Logan ask that if you know someone that is struggling that you reach out to them because often, they aren’t able to reach out for themselves.

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  1. Mom on March 1, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    I will forever miss you Logan. I wish we could have saved you.

  2. Gina on March 1, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    Logan-Know that you were and are loved. How I wish that you had been rescued from the darkness!
    Gayla, Kevin and family- I am so sorry for your loss! I love you!

  3. Lindsay Watkins on March 1, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    Kevin & Gayla, my deepest sympathies for your loss. I pray your hearts will find peace and know you have many that love and support you.

  4. Krista George on March 1, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    Kevin and Gayla my heart goes out to you and your family. There are no words to help or ease your pain. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Kim Sutter on March 1, 2024 at 10:32 pm

    Gayla, please accept my most sincere condolences to you and your family.

  6. Michele McClure on March 2, 2024 at 7:09 am

    Gayla and Kevin my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Gayla, I loved how you shared Logan and his love for KU when we worked together.. Your last minute adventures that made memories were the best and I cherished hearing them.. May all the happy times fill your heart and give you peace.. Love and Hugs!! 💙❤️

  7. Brian Duerksen on March 2, 2024 at 12:19 pm

    What a wonderful tribute. I will always remember his smile, which could brighten a room. I wish I could’ve done more to be there for him in the dark times.

    OAS AAS LLS! Miss you brother!

  8. Jaime Bowman on March 2, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    My deepest condolences to Gayla, Kevin and family. Thank you for sharing all your memories of Logan. Keep those close to your heart , he will always be with you!!! I love & miss you my friend. May God give you strength for the road ahead RIP Logan🙏

  9. Nate Kievert on March 2, 2024 at 12:39 pm


    Though we were separated by hundreds of miles and multiple state lines over the past few years, your kindness, energy, and unabashed love for all that you were passionate about kept us tied since our time together in Lawrence. I am still reeling from the loss of you. I will never forget our adventures in the KU Bands and Phi Mu Alpha together, or our debates on music, or the personal crash course you taught me in all the odd accents found in Kansas. I miss you, and hope and pray you are at peace. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to your family and loved ones. Thank you for your friendship.


  10. Betty Scarbrough on March 2, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. My heart aches with you all. I’m praying for peace, joy, and comfort for you all as you remember Logan.

  11. Ricky Jean Blake on March 3, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear and am praying for peace and comfort for his family and friends.

  12. Kim Rye on March 3, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Gayla and Kevin it’s difficult to find the words to express how sorry I am for such a devastating loss for you and your family and friends. I am holding you close in my thoughts and prayers. May Logan’s memory always be felt, his love continue to surround you. I hope you are able to hold your happiest memories with Logan close to your hearts. Gayla, thank your for sharing Logan so beautifully. I miss you and love you so much!

  13. Judy Dickinson on March 3, 2024 at 5:26 pm

    Too many times the heaviness of depression becomes too hard to bear and the one carrying that load just cannot see his way clear to seek for help or to even think that there is anyone or anything that can help him! His obituary is a huge testimony to how much help is needed in the area of depression in this country today! Loving prayers for you all!

  14. Hannah D on March 4, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Logan really had a sincere, special way of showing up for those he loved. In fact, he sincerely showed up for anybody who needed a friend at any given moment, including strangers.
    We should all try to be more like Logan in that way.
    Until we meet again, my friend.💙❤️

  15. Mom on April 2, 2024 at 6:40 pm

    I don’t know how to survive this Logan. I miss you so much. I am so heartbroken and wish desperately that you had been able to let us help you. I wish I could have saved you. I love you forever.

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