Dr. Gary A. Hunt

  • Born: June 28, 1952
  • Died: June 11, 2015
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032

Tel. (317) 848-2929

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Gary A. Hunt, 62, Carmel, passed away June 11, 2015. He was born June 28, 1952, in Lafayette, the son of the late Robert Dean and Karen (Grimm) Hunt.

Gary graduated from West Lafayette High School, where he obtained his famous nickname "Rocket." He was a proud alumnus of Indiana University, where he earned his Bachelor's as a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Upon graduation, he moved to Indianapolis to continue his graduate studies at IU, earning his D.D.S.

Gary was an avid supporter of the Colts and IU athletics, and he also enjoyed playing golf. He valued education; his proudest moment was watching all four of his children graduate from college. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be most remembered for his quick wit, charm, and his contagious personality.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Stacy Hunt; son, Jeremy Hunt; three daughters, twins Jennifer Knight (Billy) and Lindsay Raimondi, and Jayme Hunt; granddaughter, Kristina; sister, Deborah Lawrence (James); sister-in-law, Kay Hunt; and 18 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his older brother, Robert Dean Hunt II and sister, Marsha Lamb.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the funeral center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the IU Simon Cancer Center or to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gary was such an inspiring joyful soul, and I am lucky to of had the opportunity to get to know him. He was one of my first patients I assisted during my internship at CICC, and a patient I will never forget. He made every day brighter and could make the whole room smile with one of his jokes or stories. There was never an opportunity to have a bad day if Gary was in the presence, he made sure to make everybody smile. He was a gift to this earth and touch many people, especially myself. May you rest in peace Gary, and shine down your wisdom and encouragement on us everyday.

Posted by Erin - Indianapolis, IN   July 07, 2015

We were so sorry to see that Gary had passed away. It has been many years since we saw him at the soccer fields where our boys played together. We now live on the east side of Indy and pass his office almost daily. We have often commented that we wonder about the Hunt family and what they are doing. Please accept our prayers for comfort and healing for your family. Gary was such a nice guy and a loving father. We know he will be missed, but you all have such great memories to sustain you until you are reunited. Peace to all of you, Tim, Chris, Cody, and Carly Lawson

Posted by Tim and Chris Lawson - Indianapolis, IN - friend   June 22, 2015

Sorry to hear of the passing of one of my IU School of Dentistry class of 1980 classmates. Fondly remember how he made all of us laugh.

Posted by Woody Douglas - South Bend, IN - IUSD class of 1980 classmate   June 19, 2015

Dear Hunt family, We send our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of a special man. We are glad that we enjoyed, first hand, his quick wit, charm and devotion to family. Will always remember playing golf with him in Minnesota (girls' soccer). Most gnats ever. God Bless as you carry on a special legacy.

Posted by C. Richard & Fern Heitholt - Yorkville, IL   June 18, 2015

I met Rocket when the Thetas and Sig Eps were in homecoming together at IU- 1971. i haven't seen him since then but I remember how much he made me laugh and everyone just had so much fun when he was around. I was so sorry to read of his passing and my prayers are with all of his family. Most Sincerely, Kristen Wolfram

Posted by Kristen Wolfram - Indpls, IN - Friend   June 18, 2015


Dr. Hunt was my dentist for many years, and the only reason I had to leave him was due to insurance regulations 20+ years ago. I remember him fondly as the most gentle, kind soul, who always had a smile on his face and a lilt in his voice. I can only imagine how Martha Brown and the rest of his staff are also heartbroken to lose him, as our grief and loss is heaven's gain, because his heart of gold and servant's spirit remain with his loved ones forever. Utmost sympathies and prayers for you all. Suetta Payne Bartley

Posted by Suetta Bartley - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 17, 2015

My thoughts are with the Hunt family during this difficult time. "Pappa Hunt" was a favorite among Jenn's college friends. When he visited during football games he would cook up the best BBQ and make the famous bouillon dip. He was the life of the party kind of guy who could entertain us all for days with his fun stories. He was a wonderful father who loved his kids more than anything. He was a wonderful person. Heaven has a new angel.

Posted by Tiffany Pfeiffer - San Francisco, CA - Friend   June 17, 2015

Dr. Hunt will be missed. My family & I have been going to him since he took over the dental practice on Franklin Road. A genuinely nice guy, very personable & ethical in his practice.
Thoughts & Prayers are with the family .

Posted by Debbie & Bill Barron - Indianapolis, IN   June 17, 2015

my heart is filled with wonderful memories of you that will always make me smile! Debbie, Mike and I were fortunate to have you in our life and we will miss you dearly! Love you Uncle Gary!

Posted by Dee Dee Lamb - Miami, FL - Niece   June 16, 2015

I cannot express enough how much Gary was LOVED in our clinic. He kept the staff and other patients giggling with laughter every time he was there. It was a privilege to get to know Gary and to care for him. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to the whole Hunt family.

With much love, Susie Westrick (IU Health/CICC in Fishers)

Posted by A friend   June 16, 2015

Praying for the Hunt Family during this difficult time. Gary was such a sweet man. I am so thankful I got to meet and chat with him the times he visited my family's restaurant. He will be greatly missed. Sending love to my friend Jayme, always thinking of you.

Posted by Colleen Brashear - Carmel, IN - Friend   June 16, 2015

Please know we are thinking about you and praying for you. There is a special loneliness when a loved one is lost.

Posted by Cecil & Bev Brown - Carmel, IN - Feind and neighbor   June 16, 2015

Always enjoyed Rocket's friendship in college. I knew Stacy when she was a little girl, and I'm praying for all the Hunts & Sarbinoffs.

Posted by Connie (Boswell) Breig - West Palm Beach, FL - Friend   June 16, 2015

To the family of Dr. Hunt, my condolences on your loss. Dr. Hunt was my dentist for many years, and I thought of him as a caring practitioner and a very good man. He loved his family, and spoke of you often. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Sandy Hayden - Cumberland, IN - Patient   June 16, 2015

Sorry for your loss,thoughts & prayers for your family.

Posted by Mr & Mrs William R . Knight Sr. - Bloomington, IN   June 16, 2015

I am sorry for your loss, My condolences to the family and friends in this sad time. May God sustain the family and give you strength.

Posted by Isaac Sanders - Indianapolis, IN   June 16, 2015

My condolences to the family and friends. May you each draw close to our loving God as we read His word daily, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all. That hope of seeing our loved ones again in a beautiful new paradise here on earth. Faye Sanders

Posted by A friend   June 16, 2015

So sorry I won't be able to join everyone else in saying goodbye this week, Rocket. I'll be thinking about you and your family though. Sending my best wishes and prayers for comfort to everyone you touched. Godspeed, brother.

Posted by Bernie Combs - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 16, 2015

I love you so much and I miss you terribly. I will carry you with me always and forever.

Posted by Jennifer knight - Lebanon, IN - daughter   June 16, 2015

Love you and miss you Uncle Rocket.

Posted by Erin Sarbinoff - Austin, TX - niece   June 16, 2015

So sorry to hear that the world lost one of the best! He will forever be in my memories as one of my favorite Cosmos parents. Sending all my wishes to the entire Hunt family.

Posted by Meghan Johnston (Habig) - Richmond, VA - Cosmos Friend   June 15, 2015

I can't begin to express the sadness in my heart and soul. I have so much admiration and love for all he gave constantly. One of many reasons to keep loving a man by name of Dr.Gary Hunt.

Posted by Alison Howe - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   June 15, 2015

I miss you already Daddy. I love you more than the moon and the stars.

Posted by Jayme, "Jay" - Carmel, IN - Youngest Daughter   June 15, 2015

Stacy & Family thoughts & prayers are with you all. Praying God comforts you all!
Love- Tom & Susan Hughes

Posted by Susan Hughes - Carmel, IN   June 15, 2015

Gary was a great guy to have for a next door neighbor. I enjoyed our conversations across back yards as we watched our dogs play together. He made me feel welcome when we first moved here and never had an unkind word to say to, or about, anybody. I miss him.
Kevin Ryan

Posted by Kevin Ryan - Carmel, IN - Neighbor   June 15, 2015

Gary was a great classmate at West Lafayette and an even better person. He was very friendly to me when I moved midyear and will always remember that. Remember death ends a life and not a relationship....you will always have that still with Gary and his spirit. God bless you Gary...

Posted by Mark Di Fabio - Muncie, IN - highs choose class mate   June 13, 2015

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my heart is filled with wonderful memories of you that will always make me smile! Debbie, Mike and I were fortunate to have you in our life and we will miss you dearly! Love you Uncle Gary!