Gary Dean Thompson, 81, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at his home near Vassar, Kansas.

Funeral services for Gary will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Pomona. Memorial contributions may be made to Hand In Hand Hospice, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

He was born on May 2, 1937, near Michigan Valley, Kansas, the son of Ernest and Eunice Warren Thompson. Gary lived most of his life around the Michigan Valley community and had lived near Vassar for the last nine years.

Gary worked for DuPont in Topeka for over 30 years and always farmed and raised cattle. He owned and operated Buzzard’s Pizza in Lyndon, Pomona and Osage City since 1991. He was a leader in 4-H for many years.

Gary married Barbara Johnson in 1957. They later divorced. He married Linda Neill in December of 1987 in Overbrook.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Eunice; by his brother, Joe Thompson; and by his sister, Shirley Lindbloom.

Gary is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; his two sons, Gary (Bonnie) Thompson, of Osage City; Ed (Penny) Thompson, of Pomona; his two daughters, Susan Cassity, of Hastings, Nebraska; Jessica Watts, of Quenemo; his sister, Sharon (Gary) Tucker, of Cabot, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren with one on the way.