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Gary Wayne Hiller

February 23, 1944 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 75)


Gary Wayne Hiller, age 75 of Crawfordsville passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville after a brief illness. He was born in Ilion, New York on February 23, 1944 to the late William M. & Mildred J. (Howard) Hiller.

Gary graduated from Ilion Central High School in New York in 1961 and received his Master’s Degree from Indiana State University. On December 3, 1966 in Indianapolis he married the love of his life, Phyllis Marie Query, who preceded him in death on March 6, 2017.

Gary started as a band director at Lincoln Jr. High School in Plymouth, Indiana and then retired as the band director at North Montgomery High School after 34 years. He was a member of the Montgomery County Civic Band, Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association, Burning Hearts Emmaus, and the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, which he was the delegate to their annual conference. He also worked as an advisor at Pages Music and loved puzzles, especially sudoku.

He is survived by two sons, Scott A. Hiller of Kentucky and Dwight D. Hiller of Crawfordsville; a brother, William H. Hiller of North Carolina; a sister, Marilyn (Edward) Scram of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Morgan Hiller; brother-in-law, David Query; sister-in-law, Miriam Boling; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis Hiller; a brother-in-law, Fred Boling and sister-in-law; Mary Stephenson.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St in Crawfordsville on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:00am with Pastor Marvin Cheek officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the Montgomery County Civic Band, PO Box 719, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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January 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Priebe Funeral Care (Washington St, Crawfordsville)

Funeral Service
January 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Sanders Priebe Funeral Care (Washington St, Crawfordsville)


Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville IN 47933

Montgomery County Civic Band
PO Box 719, Crawfordsville IN 47933

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