Gary L. Bingham


Gary L. Bingham, 66, lifelong resident of Franklin passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Franklin to Willard E. Bingham and Wilma Mae (Fritch) Bingham.

He married Jane A. (Carlisle) Bingham on May 12, 2000, in Franklin, she survives. He was a 1968 graduate of Franklin Community High School and a 1973 graduate from Butler University where he received his degree in pharmaceuticals. He had been a pharmacist having worked at Hook Drug Stores, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Walmart and lastly Phar-Merica in Indianapolis, retiring in 2013 after a 40-year career.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Sigma Chi Fraternity, and was an avid Butler Bulldog fan. He enjoyed watching basketball, football, gardening, yardwork, classic rock ‘n’ roll music, black-and-white movies and television programs. He also was an avid Civil War historian.

Survivors include his wife, Jane A. (Carlisle) Bingham of Franklin; step children, Kyle D. Buckler of Franklin, S. Craig Buckler (Josh Gurvitz) of Indianapolis, and Mary Ann Johnson (Troy) of Matthews, North Carolina; four step grandchildren, Drew Johnson, Ellie Johnson, Briley Buckler and Teagan Buckler, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The Rev. Andy Kinsey will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call from, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 911 E. 86th Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN. 46208 or Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue Indianapolis, IN. 46208 attention basketball program.

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Information: 317-738-0202