Virg Gierhart

Virg Gierhart, 74, of Bryant passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his residence. He was born on Monday, April 19, 1943 in Jay County to Paul L. and Martha G. (Weaver) Gierhart. He was married on Saturday, October 16, 1976 in Jay County to Suzanne Amstutz.

He was a 1961 graduate of Bryant High School. He was a Jay and Adams County grain and dairy farmer. He was very community oriented. He was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed Nascar racing and his John Deere farm equipment.

He is survived by his niece, Jennifer Amstutz of Geneva; nephew, Ryan Amstutz of Geneva; cousin, David (JoAnn) Gierhart of Bryant; and brother and sister-in-law, Butch and Arlene Amstutz of Geneva.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on December 31, 1998; and nephew, Craig Amstutz.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N. Washington St., Geneva. A private graveside service to celebrate his life will be on Friday, November 3 at Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.

Memorials may be made to the Bryant Volunteer Fire Department, 205 N. Hendricks St., Bryant, IN 47326.

Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at