Gerald “Gary” Overby, 75, of Dilworth, MN, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Lilac Homes in Dilworth. Gary was born October 19, 1946, to Herman and Lucille (Brager) Overby. He grew up and attended school in Moorhead. After graduating from high school, Gary served in the U.S. Army. Following his service in Vietnam, he returned home and was stationed in Colorado Springs until December 1968, where he was honorably discharged. Gary married Kay Mehl and they made their home in Moorhead and started a family. Over the years, Gary worked with his father-in-law at Mehl’s Boiler Repair as a welder, and other jobs in the community. He later worked with the City of Moorhead until retiring in 2011. In his free time, he enjoyed and took pride in his classic cars, riding his Harley Davidson, and spending time with his family and his dog Oliver.
Gary is survived by his wife, Kay; daughters, Shelly (Mike) Boettcher, Tisha (Eric) Felland; son, Benjamin (Brittany) Overby; grandchildren, Zakk, Brandon, Bella and Danica; great-grandson, Silas; sister, Linda Overby; and brother, Steve Overby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dennis.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 3, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.
Funeral will be Friday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m., in Wright Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Fargo National Cemetery