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GARY BROWN, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at home. Born Sept. 5, 1950, in Marion, Ind., he was a son of the late James and Betty (Langer) Brown. He worked for the Fort Wayne Fire Department for 24 years before retiring. He served in the Indiana Air National Guard for 20 years. In 1983, he was a founding member of the local Make-A-Wish Foundation which later became Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. Surviving family include his wife, Terra Brown; children, Brett Brown, Michael (Kirsten) Brown and Krista VanArman; grandchildren, Haley, Tristen, Bailey, Chase, and Aviana; brothers, Ronald (Marsha) Brown and Richard (Bobbi) Brown; a sister, Gloria Merrill; and his beloved pet, Tanner. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. A private family burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. Condolences may be left online at

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 23, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
I had the honor of working with Chief Brown at the Fire Academy for several years. Great Mentor. Comfort and Peace for Family and Friends.
Michael Schuerman
February 24, 2021
Gary will be leaving many great memories for his wife, children and grandchildren. I knew Gary in the Air National Guard, Fort Wayne Fire Department and Make A Wish. I know he will be greatly missed.

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