Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his innovation and contribution to technology. It helped me many of days on road trips. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   July 23, 2019

I had the privilege of working for Gary at King Radio before he started Garmin International and now have enjoyed working for the great company he founded. Gary was such a visionary innovator, but even more importantly, he was a servant leader that made such an impact for everyone who met him or worked for him. His example and vision has created a unique company that does so much for our community and enhances lives all over the world.

Posted by Stan Adell - Olathe, KS - coworker   July 03, 2019

Many thanks for his takes that shared and changed the world. Condolences to the family.

Posted by - neighbor   July 02, 2019

The contribution Gary has made to society as a whole has benefited so many people. He has truly made traveling easier for those who always need GPS. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends and may the God of all comfort and peace be with them during this trying time.

Posted by - MA   June 28, 2019


Posted by Alishia - SC   June 26, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Gary Burrell. Years ago my husband and I thought we did not have any need for GPS. When we finally got our Garmin, we found that we couldn't live without it. Our thanks to Gary Burrell for making this wonderful thing available to us.

Posted by Jolene - Chicago, IL   June 26, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   June 24, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Betty - NC   June 24, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lynn    June 23, 2019

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Burrell family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    June 23, 2019

What a contribution he's made. My heartfelt sympathy to the family. Our heavenly Father is there to comfort you. He really cares, and will soon rid the world of all suffering and sickness. (1 Peter 5: 6,7) My thoughts are with you.

Posted by maggie - NY   June 23, 2019

Thank you Mr. Burrell for bringing Garmin devices to the general public! Without you, I would have never been able to drive with confidence. You will be missed by millions!

Posted by Cindy Gaines - Manteca, CA   June 23, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2019

He made a difference in millions of lives. RIP.

Posted by Garmin User - Jackson, MS   June 22, 2019

A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth; To be respected is better than silver and gold. Prov.22:1

He made a name for himself, through this great invention. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved friend and husband. May our Heavenly Father grant you strength to endure.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2019

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   June 22, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family for Gary Burrell. Many people were helped with the navigational system he designed. May Almighty God help you to cope as you reflect on the memories you shared of Gary.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2019

Gary was a very smart and caring man. He used his great gift of intellect to help others. Almighty God has Gary in his memory until he says "awaken from sleep". What a wonderful time that will be!

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2019

I thank Mr. Burrell and his partner for the GPS. I personally cannot get anywhere with out some form of GPS assistances. To the family i offer my sincere condolences.

Posted by Lindsey    June 21, 2019

Heartfelt condolences. Mr. Burrell will be missed greatly. Keep his memories close at heart. Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by - MI   June 21, 2019

I bought a Garmin GPS from Costco, I used it and it works for me so I don't have to use a map. It seems that it's taking over the map. My condolences goes out to the family. May God Bless and he R.I.P.!

Posted by Cesar Gustilo - Troy, MI   June 21, 2019

Heartfelt condolences for the loss of your
love one,may the God of tender mercies
comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2019


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   June 21, 2019

An extremely nice man. Smiling each time you see him. A boss you would like to work for.

Posted by John Hou - Gaithersburg, MD - coworker   June 20, 2019

Gary was so kind and good to me over the years. He hired me in the late 70's to work on GPS before there were enough satellites up to secure a nav fix.
Because of our shared commitment to Christ he allowed me to continue teaching Mathematics at the Nazarene College, just walking distance way. He provided me with all the health benefits that a salaried employee would receive but I was paid on an hourly basis so that my hours would be as flexible as needed to keep on teaching. This worked out well both for King Radio and the college. I brought engineering ideas into the class room that my students found stimulating. A number of them are now employed at Garmin -- Cliff Pemble, Merlin James, Dave Smith, Karol Kliever, and others that my aging memory is not coming up with at the moment. Gary was not only kind and generous to me, but someone whose competency I respected and admired. I'm so glad that Garmin's success has gained him the stature and recognition he so richly deserved. In the end, however, it is not our professional credentials that carry the day, but the kind of person we are and how we serve others. Gary will be especially richly rewarded in the new heaven and earth because of his consistent testimony and walk in this world with Christ, a Savior and Redeemer for all who put their trust in Him.

Posted by Stephen Bancroft - Olathe, KS - coworker   June 18, 2019

To Judy, Randy, Jon, Mike & all of your family. We're sorry about Gary's passing. My uncle was a great servant of God & a wonderful uncle. We have great memories of him & your family. Wonderful times that we spent together. We know that he is up in heaven with his mom & dad, & his sister & brother, & many other loved ones. Gary, you're not in pain anymore. You have a new body. We love you. And we love your family here on earth. Christina Houser & Mike Houser Family

Posted by Christina Houser - Wichita, KS - family   June 17, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to Judy , Randy , Jon , Mike and their families . Gary was a great person , a super individual and most importantly a true servant of God . Many great Thanksgivings and Christmas s spent with the Burrell families . We are so thankful to have been blessed to share some of Gary s life with him . Gary , you are no longer suffering and you are with God now . Thank you for everything . May God Bless You .

With all our Love ,

Patricia , Kasey , and Tommy Burrell

Posted by Tommy Burrell - wichita, KS - family   June 17, 2019

James Stothard

Hi Judy
I just received word of Gary's passing and would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Hopefully, it was peaceful and calm. We lived almost next door for all those years and had offices next door for so many more. He was a great man. If there is anything I can do please just let me know. God Bless, Keep well and Stay strong.

Jim Stothard

Posted by Jim Stothard - Phoenix, AZ - friend   June 17, 2019

My condolences to Judy and all of the boys. I remember looking at the back of our house toward the creek and seeing Gary walking to church. What a humble man for all of the gifts and talent he possessed. Esther T.

Posted by Esther Troutt - Owasso, OK - friend   June 15, 2019

Gary and I worked well together, He was ,as he wanted to be known,as ' Gods Man' ! Yes

Posted by Phil    June 14, 2019