March 13, 1951 ~ March 4, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Gary DeWayne Blankenship, age 68, of Indianapolis, IN died suddenly on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  He was born on March 13, 1951 in Beech Grove, IN to William C. Blankenship and Thelma M. (Todd) Blankenship.

He graduated from Southport High School with the class of 1969.  For the majority of his life he worked as a truck driver and farmed on the family farm.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Theresa M. Blankenship; daughters, Lisa and Sarah Blankenship; grandchildren, Anthony K. Linson and Maleah A. Blankenship; mother, Thelma Blankenship; brother, Steve (Jenny) Blankenship; sisters, Caroline (Barry) Kay, Nancy Ewing and Cindy (Gary) Ernst.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Indianapolis, 1604 W. Morris St., Indianapolis, IN 46221.  Certified Funeral Celebrant Barbara Milton officiating.

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Visitation: March 11, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221


Funeral Service: March 11, 2020 4:00 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Gary was a true friend to those of us that knew him at Southport High School. He was a tremendous wrestler and tenacious football teammate. After practice, we were all completely exhausted …….. however, Gary went home and did work on the family farm until late hours.

    My prayers go out to his wonderful family.

  3. I’m so sorry I have to work and can’t make it. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Gary

  4. To Terry and family and Thelma, Steve, Carolyn, Nancy and Cindy:

    When I learned of Gary’s death, childhood memories came flooding back of many fun times at your home on Southport Road and at the lake in Morgantown. Gary and your entire family have been an important part of my life. Amy and I will keep you in our prayers as you face this significant loss. May God be near.

    Clay Robbins

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