He was born March 16, 1943, at Wynot, Nebraska, the son of Herman and Walburga McCloud Wiebelhaus.
Gary grew up in rural Nebraska until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1960. He served in the Army for three years, one of which he was stationed in Korea.
Gary met his wife, Judy, in 1965, and they married a year later on Nov. 26, 1966, at St. Ludger Church in Creighton, Neb.
Gary moved his family from Nebraska to Fort Scott in 1974.
He owned and operated various local businesses until his death.
Gary was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and the V.F.W.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Judy, of the home in Fort Scott; seven children, Mike (Tina) Wiebelhaus, Pleasanton, Kan., Bob (Janice) Wiebelhaus, Garland, Kan., Mary (Gary) Froese, Topeka, Kan., Gary Dean (Brenda) Wiebelhaus, Lawton, Okla., Roy (Annely) Wiebelhaus, Tacoma, Wash., Matt Wiebelhaus, Lawrence, Kan., and Tim (Rebekah) Wiebelhaus, also of Lawrence, Kan.; four brothers, Kenneth Wiebelhaus, Center, Neb., James (Sharon) Wiebelhaus, Neligh, Neb., Hermie (Sue) Wiebelhaus, Center, Neb., and Dennis Wiebelhaus, Creighton, Neb.; three sisters, Sharon (Pete) Arens, Norfolk, Neb., Patty Potts, Crofton, Neb., and Janie Henricks, Winnetoon, Neb.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Meghan, Bethany, Bobby, Nathan, and Matthew Wiebelhaus and Seth, Holly, Cody and Katie Froese, and one great-granddaughter, Rayna Wiebelhaus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Walburga Wiebelhaus, a sister, Mary Wiebelhaus and a sister-in-law, Donna Wiebelhaus.
Father Darrin May will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary's Catholic School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.