Gary Lee Dimmitt, 65, of Solon, formerly of Pittsfield, Ill. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home after fighting a courageous battle with multiple myeloma bone cancer.
Gary was born Nov. 24, 1948, in Pittsfield, Ill., son of Daniel “Dannie” and Marjorie “Marge” (Kolberer) Dimmitt. After graduating Pittsfield High School in 1967, Gary attended college in Louisville, Ky. He then went on to work for Motorola in Quincy, Ill. In 1975, Gary was recruited to work for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. Gary was employed by Rockwell Collins for 38 years as a project manager.
As a boy, Gary loved to spend his weekends at the river with his family and friends. He continued that tradition throughout his teens and adult years. Boating was one of his favorite hobbies and he loved to share that with his family and friends. Love for the water and outdoors led him to reside in Solon where he could enjoy his hobbies of hunting, fishing and golfing. Gary could always be found on the golf course every Wednesday night for men’s league. Gary also enjoyed vacationing with his family and friends at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. He always made sure to plan several trips during spring, summer and fall. He looked forward to his bi-annual fishing trips with the guys; where, on occasion, more adult beverages were consumed than fish caught. One thing is certain, Gary left a lasting impression on each of his family members and friends and will be deeply missed.
Gary is survived by his son, Andrew Dimmitt of Maquoketa; daughter, Angela Dimmitt of Mount Vernon; brother, Mike (Bev) Dimmitt of Terre Haute, Ind.; nieces, Jackie (Troy) Pesavento of Terre Haute, Ind., Amy (Dannon) Hulskotter of Prior Lake, Minn., and Julie Dimmitt of Terre Haute, Ind.; aunt Eileen (Earl) Kolberer Niestradt and many cousins. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Dannie and Marge Dimmitt, uncles, Don Kolberer and Gerald Dimmitt, aunts, Helen Kolberer Feld, Donna Dimmitt Brown and Mary Dimmitt Lowe.
Funeral services were held on March 15, at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Ill. with Pastor Michael TenEyck officiating. Interment will be in the West Cemetery in Pittsfield. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Pittsfield West Cemetery or to Gary’s family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com .