Gary is a graduate of Columbus North High School, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management/Administration from Indiana University, a graduate of Indiana Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also attended Robert Morris Associates Omega (Principles of Commercial Lending) and taken various Indiana Banking/American Institute of Banking courses. Since 1983, Gary has worked in commercial, consumer, and mortgage lending. He is a Columbus Optimist Club Member, Committee Member and participant in the Jackson County United Way Day of Caring and serves on the Environmental Committee for the Seymour Chamber of Commerce. Gary is a lifetime resident of Bartholomew County. He is married to Brenda and has two sons, Adam and Ian.