Gary Ridley, 80, of Langdon, ND, passed away January 13, 2023 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.
Gary was born December 20, 1942, in Langdon, ND, to John and Joycelyn (Nield) Ridley. He grew up in Maida and later attended school in Langdon, graduating in 1960. He served in the US Army, was honorably discharged, and returned to Langdon. On June 17, 1967, he married Joyce Amoth in Langdon. They started their life together on their homestead farm outside of Wales and later moved into Langdon to continue raising their family. Gary enjoyed being busy and performed various jobs over his career before starting the position of night manager at Warehouse Foods/Leevers in Langdon. He thoroughly enjoyed this job for over 25 years before retiring in 2017.
Gary was easy-going, kind and humble. He would greet everyone he met with a smile and often strike up conversation with complete strangers. He was generous and would do anything to help someone out. He never had a harsh word to say about anything or anyone and was a very content, happy person who loved his family and his community. He enjoyed walking, cooking, baking, doing puzzles and playing cribbage. He looked forward to spending time with his family, especially playing with his grandkids. He was a member of United Lutheran Church in Langdon.
Surviving Gary are his three sons: Stephen of Langdon, Shawn (Julie) of Fort Collins, CO, and Aaron (Jennifer) of Savage, MN; grandchildren: Noah, Collin, and Elena; sisters Jackie (John) Knudson and Judy (Steve) Gossett; and sister-in-law Cindy Ridley. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce, and brother John Ridley Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Burial will be in the spring at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.
The family asks that memorials be directed to United Lutheran Church in Langdon.