Gary Schmidt, 59, Bismarck, died February 11, 2018, in a Bismarck hospital. Memorial services will be on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Prairie Family Church, Bismarck.
Gary was born on November 15, 1958, in Kenmare, ND to Carl and Lois (Hyatt) Schmidt. Gary grew up and attended school in Lansford ND. After high school, he met and married Vicki Ballensky in December of 1976. He worked in Minot for Automated Maintenance Services until he transferred to Bismarck, where he and Vicki resided for the last 36 years. While in Bismarck he worked for National Car Rental until becoming disabled.
Gary had a great interest in cars and motorcycles, owning many over the years. When he was 16, he took a job working for a custom combine crew, so he could buy his very first car. He also enjoyed being outdoors, whether camping with family, working in the yard, or taking his beloved dog Daphne on walks.
He is survived by wife Vicki, daughter, Heather (Gerad) Williams, son, Matt (Nicole) Schmidt; granddaughter, Mady Schmidt; parents, Carl & Lois; brothers, David, Dan (Mary); mother-in-law, Connie Ballensky; sisters-in-law, Vonnie Ballensky, Penny (Eldon) Erickson; brother-in-law, Randy (Michelle) Ballensky; and many nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, & his father in law, James Ballensky.