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“To the family of Garry Dinwiddie, sorry to hear about your lose. My heart sank when I saw his name. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Sincerely,...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Wolfe - Warsaw, IL

“My sincere condolenses to Gary's family. He was a swell guy. Worked with my dad in the earlier yrs. Saw him every yr. @ the watermellon festival. RIP...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Linda & Les Wessel - Donnellson, IA

“So sorry to hear of Garry's passing. We went to school together and hung out alot. He was always alot of fun. I got to see him a few times over the...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Diana Myhre Smith - Fort Madison, IA

“Garry, you so much a part of my life for so many years. So sorry we were not able to connect & visit when I moved back to Iowa. My heart and prayers...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Doris Eschman-Haustein - IA

“We had some times together through the years. Dino was one of a kind. I'll be thinking of you when I float a bobber along the rocks for catfish ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Reggie Brannon - Montrose, IA

“Wow,there are no words. Gary you will be missed by many. I hadn't visited with you for many years, but we had many visits years ago. Many times at...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Cynthia Smith-Arnaman - IA

“Sending virtual hugs to the Dinwiddie Family!!!..... Catching that big catfish in heaven ......... ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Beth Holmquist - CA

“Thinking of each of you and sending prayers. R.I.P. Garry Love you Zoe Ali and Miles ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Brian Dina Nathan Gunning

“So sorry for the loss Gary was a good person never bothered anyone I would see him when back in town from Florida always had a good visit with him...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: DANNY Conlee - Panama city, FL

“So sorry for your families loss you're all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Stephanie Brown - Donnellson, IA

“Karen I am sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a good Papa to our grandkids. Sending prayers your way for you and your family. God Bless! ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Skinner - Eldridge, IA - Friend

“Both John and I are deeply saddened to hear of Garry's passing. The "dino" legend lives on in John, I learned of it yesterday. He had tears in his...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Claire Graff - Morristown, AZ

“Miss you so much ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanine Whusenand - Ft madison, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. Garry had become a Montrose fixture sitting in his chair on the front porch. Good memories of the 1970's and Garry in...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Melissa Hobbs - Montrose, IA

“Karen, My heart is with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Monda Morris - Family Friend

“I'm so sorry, Karen and Jake for your loss. He will be missed and remembered often. Gary was such a good person. I was lucky to have him as my Uncle....Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Dylan Addington - Redlands, CA

“Dino the memories we have shared are to many to count. Your ability to make people laugh makes me wanna say HEE HAW really loud. I will miss you much...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Melody Boatner - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Garry. He was always so laid back and easygoing. I can remember when all of us were kids in Montrose running...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Jones - Keokuk, IA - Friend


Garry M. Dinwiddie, age 61 of Montrose, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
He was born on August 29, 1956 in Hannibal, MO to Rollie and June Cooper Dinwiddie. On October 27, 1990 Garry married Karen Pihl in Montrose. He worked for the City of Ft. Madison in the street department and retired after thirty years of service. Garry loved fishing, arrowhead hunting and mushrooming. He also was a history buff, especially Native American. He was a volunteer for the Montrose Watermelon Festival for many years. Gary served in the US Navy from 1974-1976.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Dinwiddie of Ft. Madison; his son, Jake Pihl of Redlands, CA; four grandchildren, Zoe Burgess, Ali Burgess, Miles Burgess and Madalyn Weigand; one brother, Ron (Sue) Dinwiddie of Montrose, two sisters, Susan Marshall of Montrose and Patti Dinwiddie of Pittsburg, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may call after 2 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will meet with friends from 4-6:30 PM. Burial will be at a later date in Montrose Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for PAW Animal Shelter and online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com

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