Gary J. Western
Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery
4900 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA
Gary J. Western passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the age of 62. He was the beloved husband for 38 years to Kim Smith Western. Proud father of Courtney Western Hicks (Cody), Connor Western (Hailey), and the late Brett Western. Loving grandfather of Addison Hicks. Son of Gloria Western and the late William F. Western, Sr. Brother of William "Chip" Western, Jr. (Lynne), Blaine Western, Sr. (Jackie), and Scott Western (Alexis). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. Gary graduated from Redemptorist High School in the class of 1977. He worked on the Riverboat President alongside his father and worked in the food service industry for 39 years, specifically coffee and beverage. Gary coached softball for 25 years where he coached at Carrollton Playground, the Hurricanes travel ball team, and St. Charles Catholic High School. He loved being with his family and friends, cooking and baking, and bringing the joy of Christmas to everyone as the jolly ole elf. Relatives, friends, and associates with Reily Foods/French Market Coffee, Louisiana Office Products, Ross Downing Automotive, Marathon Petroleum Company, and his St. Charles Catholic family are invited to attend the visitation at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for you to consider a donation to St. Charles Catholic High School's softball and baseball programs in Gary's name. Donations may be mailed to St. Charles Catholic, Baseball and Softball Programs, 100 Dominican Dr., Laplace, LA 70068. Online condolences may be offered at

Published by The Times-Picayune from Jun. 26 to Jun. 29, 2021.
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Kimmie, I am so sorry to hear of Gary´s passing. My prayers and condolences are with you and the family.
Roxanne Toll
August 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Gary was a city champion baseball player at Wisner and a great teammate who always gave 100 %. My prayers are with Kim and her family. The Western family have all been great friends over many years-thanks for so many wonderful memories.
Larry Scott
June 28, 2021
Wonderful Person, kind hearted and loved his family. You will be missed my old buddy.
Melissa Rousset
June 28, 2021
Blaine, I am so sorry to brothers passing. Trust in the Lord who will bring you and your family through this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Daniel Gillin RHS´74´
June 28, 2021
Kim, I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family. God bless.
Abby Wickboldt
June 26, 2021
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