Jerry Lee Gunter, 53, of La Porte passed away on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Northwest Health-La Porte.
Jerry was born on Aug. 1, 1968, in La Porte, Indiana, to Donald Lee Gunter of McLeansboro, Illinois, and Eleanor Marie (Yagoda) Glenn of Fish Lake.
On Sept. 5, 1992, in Kingsford Heights, Indiana, he married the love of his life, Jennifer Lynn Ackerman, at Kingsford Heights Wesleyan Church.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Jennifer; two sons, Jordan Gunter of Greenwood and Eric Gunter of La Porte; daughter, Bethany Diakis of La Porte; three brothers, Don Gunter of Kingsford Heights, Charles Gunter of McLeansboro, Illinois, and James Gunter of Wisconsin; two sisters, Karen Harness of Kingsford Heights and Donna Spoth of Mentor, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jerry was a truck driver at Messer, LLC in La Porte. He also worked as a maintenance mechanic at American Roller for 19 years. Jerry enjoyed fishing, camping with family, playing games, woodworking, fixing up old things, playing practical jokes and watching old movies. He was known for always being happy to help anyone who was in need.
Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army, where he earned the Army Service Ribbon and the Expert Badge Rifle – M-16. While in the Army, he worked as a Teletypewriter Equipment Repairer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Ben Parker officiating.
A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 12 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Jennifer Gunter, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, IN, 46350, or to the donor's choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.