Jones Family Mortuary
State Rd 67 at Allison Rd
Mooresville, IN 46158
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Gary Bettenhausen

1941 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Gary Bettenhausen Obituary
Gary Bettenhausen, 72, of Monrovia, passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2014. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the eldest son of Melvin "Tony" Bettenhausen and Valerie Rice Bettenhausen Stephan and her husband Webb Stephan, all of whom preceded him in passing. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Wavelyn (married January 4, 1964) and three sons Gary (Laura), Cary (Dana), and Todd. He is also survived by younger brother Merle, younger sister Susan, grandchildren Daniel and Matthew and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gary was preceded in passing by his younger brother Tony and Tony's wife Shirley. Gary competed in 21 Indianapolis 500 Mile Races between 1968 and 1993 and won four United States Auto Club national driving championships during the same time period. He is also a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and United States Auto Club Hall of Fame Inductee. An outdoorsman and sportsman, Gary enjoyed retirement by boating and fishing with his family and longtime friends. Memorial donations to the , Midwest Affiliate, Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 in Gary's name are welcomed. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Jones Crossing, next to Jones Family Mortuary, Mooresville. There will be a celebration of life memorial service that will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Jones Crossing for family and close friends. Website and online condolences: www.jonesfamilymortuary.com
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 21, 2014
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