Gary Lee Hensley, son of Lloyd Wayne Hensley and Ruby Belle Hobbs, was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa on September 23, 1942. Gary graduated from Mount Ayr Community high school in the class of 1961 before joining the army reserves. After the army reserves, he worked as a farmer and later superintendent for the City of Mount Ayr for many years.
On July 16, 1967, Gary married Dianna Elizabeth Grune. They have been married for 43 years and had two children, Randy Lee and Russell Allen.
Over the years he enjoyed numerous hobbies and interests including pony pulling, horse pulling, his grandchildren and driving members of the Amish community. Through these endeavors, Gary made many friends and acquaintances with whom he relished having a good conversation.
He is survived by his wife, Dianna; son, Randy and wife Dennell of Orient, Iowa; son, Russell and wife Calli of Portland, Oregon, and grandchildren, Wyatt, Owen, Isabella and Oliver.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Gary passed on March 23, 2011. He was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.