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Gary Dean Nave of Benton

  • Gary Dean Nave

    Gary Dean Nave

updated: 7/7/2020 7:59 AM

Gary Dean Nave, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday morning, July 5, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Gary was born April 26, 1936, in Blackwell, Okla., the son of Carl and Edna (Suenram) Nave.

Mr. Nave married Patricia Unger Oct. 13, 1956, at St. Adrian's Catholic Church in Chicago.

Gary was a huge hunter and fisherman. He loved being in his boat.

Mr. Nave is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Nave of Benton; children Monica Ryan of Chicago, Michelle Caffero of Chicago and Mary Nave-Wurtz of Highland Park; grandchildren Elizabeth Ryan, Joe Ryan, Matt Ryan, Nicole Caffero-Garcia, Rene Caffero and Sophia Nave-Quartararo; and one great-grandchild, Angelina Del-Cid.

Mr. Nave was preceded in death by a son, James Dean Nave, and his parents.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date. For more information or to send online condolences, visit