Gary Ludwig, 86, passed away July 22, 2022 at home in Pebble Creek after fighting Multiple Myeloma for eight years. He leaves behind his wife, Karen Ludwig, daughter Beth Streeter, son and daughter-in-law Dr. Bryan and Elisabeth Ludwig, three grandchildren, Simon Streeter, Zachary Ludwig and Julia Ludwig. He is survived by his sister Shirley Brown, and his nieces and nephews-in-law, Cindy and Tom Pugh and Jill and Andrew McIntyre.
Gary was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa and spent his early years in Fort Dodge and Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Northwestern University for two years then graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at Procter and Gamble but was called up for service in the Air Force as a Captain. After four years in the Air Force, he decided to stay on as a civilian at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the research and development department. He went on to get his MBA at Ohio State University and later worked on a Master’s in Electrical Engineering.
It was during his time at Ohio State that he met his wife Karen, who was just beginning college as an adult student. They married after she graduated and lived in Beavercreek, Ohio. They had two children; both also graduates of Ohio State.
Gary retired at the Senior Executive Service level in 1994, and he and Karen traveled the world for the next 20 years seeing six different continents. They were snowbirds in Arizona for many years and have been permanent residents for three years.
Gary was a tennis player and enjoyed the camaraderie of the drop-in men’s tennis group. He was also an avid HAM radio operator and member. In his middle years, he enjoyed taking his family camping, boating, and on many family vacations all over the world. He left a wonderful legacy through his family ad will be remembered always. We send him on with love and peace.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Gary Ludwig’s name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
Memorial services will be held in Dayton, Ohio.