Gary was born on Aug. 12, 1942, to Claire Myer Weaver and Glenn Weaver near Dunseith, North Dakota. As a young man he helped around the farm.
Gary graduated from St. John High School. He joined the Army in 1961 and served overseas in France. Gary was honorably discharged in 1964.
He then followed his father to the oil fields in Wyoming. Gary started at the bottom of the industry and worked up to drilling consultant. He worked on many off shore rigs throughout his career. Gary enjoyed ice fishing, fishing, hunting and helping on his best buddy Doc’s ranch.
Gary is survived by his life partner and best friend Cathy Potts, brother Walter (wife Donna) daughter Amy and daughter-in-law Bev. He is also survived by several stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins; and by the EO Bischoff family that adopted him as one of their own.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy, son Charlie and his best friend and running mate, Doc Gene Bischoff.
A memorial service will be held at the Eagles Lodge in Powell at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the spreading of his ashes at a later date.
An online memorial is available at www.BallardFH.com.