Charles ‘Gary’ Lichty, 82


Sept. 11, 1935 —
Jan. 31, 2018
La Porte City - Charles “Gary” Lichty, age 82, of rural La Porte City, Iowa, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. 
Funeral services were Feb. 5, 2018, at Grace Fellowship Church, in Waterloo, with Pastor Tim Sir officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family, Cedar Valley Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be posted at
Charles Gary Lichty was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Waterloo, the son of Buel J. “Bud” Lichty and Charlotte Romaine (Turner) Lichty. He graduated from Orange Township High School with the class of 1953. On Sept. 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy Lee Krantz at the Grace Brethren Church, now Grace Fellowship Church, in Waterloo. 
Gary’s passion was farming, and he never really retired. He was also a seed corn dealer and active in the Farm Bureau for many years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Nancy of La Porte City; four sons, Gregory (Vicki) Lichty of Lime Springs, Iowa, Bradford (Karen) Lichty of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Timothy (Kathy) Lichty of Lime Springs and Michael (Kimberly) Lichty of La Porte City; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rebecca (Robert) Stillwell of Waterloo; and one sister-in-law, Sharon Lichty of Waterloo. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Lacy Lichty; and one brother, Gene Lichty.

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