Gary graduated from the Troy School District.
He was an auto mechanic in the Troy area. He worked for Grace and Schambacher Mobile Station. He also worked at Dick Hulslander's garage until he became self-employed.
He was a man who would do anything for anyone.
Gary loved motorcycle riding, building derby cars and building racing and stock cars. Fixing cars for people was his life.
He is survived by Gene (Helena) Barrett, Big Flats, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by parents; sisters, Doris Ayers and Betty Matthews; and brothers, Robert Barrett, Joseph Barrett, Wayne Barrett and Fred Barrett.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at Central Assembly of God, One Brenway Drive in Horseheads, N.Y.