Gary was born in Hebron, NE, raised in Hastings, NE and relocated to Minneapolis, MN in 1973. He returned to Lincoln, NE in 1982. He has been married since 1964 to AlyceRae and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Gary worked in various capacities for Century Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis, MN starting as a "farm to farm" direct salesman, District Manager, Regional Manager, Division Manager, National Sales Manager, and finally, became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 1978. During the 9 years Gary was with the company, sales rose from $18,000,000 to over $50,000,000 and Century became the world's largest manufacturer of welders and battery chargers.
Gary's current hobby focus is on his Class A, 43' Motor Home, and he and AlyceRae travel extensively. He is also classic car lover and member of the "REBELS" car club in Lincoln, NE.