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Gary D. Drummond

August 7, 1945 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Gary D. Drummond, 78, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 15, 2023. He was born August 7, 1945, in Salina, KS, to John and Cecil (Plymire) Drummond.

He grew up in Salina, until he moved to Minneapolis as a teenager. He graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1963. He and Mary Cote were united in Marriage on April 15, 1967, at Immaculate Conception Church in Minneapolis.

Gary worked for Graves Truck Line as a manager of the unclaimed freight store. He also worked for ANR Freight System for many years, and then retired from YRC as a truck driver. He and his wife also owned rental properties in Salina for almost 50 years.

Gary was an avid trap shooter, enjoyed 4 wheeling and spending time at the lake with his son. He enjoyed car shows, museums and historical sites. He also liked helping out on the family farm during harvest. To him, nobody was a stranger and he always had a friendly smile.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Elbert, Virginia Egbert and John L., II.

His survivors are his wife of 56 years, Mary, of the home; a son, Gary Dean, Jr. and wife, Jill, and two grandchildren, Kyle and Ashley.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Thursday evening, September 21, 2023 at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina. Burial will be in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.

Memorials are suggested to the Salina Animal Shelter.




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September 21, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ryan Mortuary
137 N 8th St
Salina, KS 67401

Funeral Service
September 22, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1000 Burr Oak Ln
Salina, KS 67401

September 22, 2023

Gypsum Hill Cemetery
2020 E Iron Ave
Salina, KS 67401


Salina Animal Services
329 N 2nd St, Salina KS 67401
Tel: 1-785-826-6535


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