Gary Logan loved science, his faith and his guitar

Monday, June 4, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA ­­— Garry Logan lived his life devoted to his faith, his guitar and his love for science and technology.

Mr. Logan died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 of lymphoma cancer. He was 60.

He was born May 22, 1952 in Columbia to Byron and Pauline Logan. He attended Hickman High School and Linn Technical School in Linn, Mo., receiving a degree in electronic technology.

Mr. Logan loved music and playing the guitar. His brother Dearl Logansaid that Mr. Logan owned six guitars and was comfortable playing lead or rhythm, acoustic or electric. Mr. Logan enjoyed listening to rhythm and blues, classical, Christian and soft rock. 

An avid reader throughout his life, Mr. Logan and frequently studied his interests of science and math, although he could not pursue a career in the fields due to his health.

Dearl Logan said Mr. Logan was also dedicated to his faith and became very close with Bart Larson, hospice chaplain at Option Care.

“One of the things I mentioned to him was that 100 million years from now, it's not going to matter how we died or how rich we were, as long as we were rightfully related to the Lord,” said Larson.  “He smiled and thanked me, saying it put things into perspective.”

DearlLogan said Mr. Logan's interest in religion and penchant for reading met at the Bible. Over the past couple of years, he read the Bible all the way through two to four times annually, Dearl Logan said.

“He was a very lovable and likeable man," Larson said. "He loved thinking about the bigger picture, talking about God, astronomy and science, and how amazing everything is." 

"He kept such humor. I would hope someday that I could pass on with that kind of example to others,” Dearl said. 

Mr. Logan is survived by his two brothers, Dearl Logan and his wife Susanne, and Ron Logan; three nephews, one niece, four great-nieces, and one great nephew.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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