LAKIN — Gary L. Aldridge, 73, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

He was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Wichita to William Newton and Dorothy Lee (Robertson) Aldridge.

He married C. Jane Hannagan on Dec. 27, 1966, in Manhattan.

He moved with his family to Ashland when he was 5 and graduated from Ashland High School in 1962. He then served in the U.S. Navy. He earned his bachelor’s in animal science and business finance from Kansas State University.

In 1998, he moved to Lakin to become branch manager of Fidelity State Bank and later was branch manager of Western State Bank and Plains State Bank in Lakin.

He is survived by his wife, C. Jane Aldridge of the home; a brother, Richard Aldridge of Corpus Christi, Texas; and a sister, Sue Berryman of Cascade, Colo.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ashland Senior Center. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery in Ashland. Military rites will be by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.

Memorials are suggested to Lakin Pride Committee, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860. Condolences may be posted at