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Matthew Allen GaterPassing: July 29, 2016


Green Hill Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 3rd @ 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 5:00-8:00 pm


Green Hill Cemetery

Wednesday, August 3rd @10:30 am

BEDFORD – Matthew Allen Gater, 40, passed away at 2:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born in Bedford, he was the son of Maurice A. and Linda L. (Calloway) Gater.

He was previously employed at Hardees and was a 1994 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He loved his little girl, and she was crazy about her daddy.

Madison Gater of Bedford

Linda L. Davis of Mitchell
Maurice (Anita) Gater of Bloomington
mother of his daughter,

Barbara Brown of Bedford

Jennifer E. (Steve A.) Campbell of Salem
Melissa A. (Alan C.) Pinney of Orleans

step brothers,
Brian (Cindy) Davis of Springville
Bryan (Heidi) Robertson
step sisters,

Dana (Wallace) Bohall of Solsberry
Dawn (James) Herbst of Bedford
Hollie  (Gordon) Davis-Brock of Wadesville

His stepfather, Jim Davis; grandparents, Merrill and Mary Gater and Donald and Gladys Calloway; and cousins, David Gater, Chris Gater, and Aaron Gater  preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, at Green Hill Cemetery with Reverend Steve Terry officiating.

Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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12 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Becky Taylor Mayabb | Springfield MO
    Date: August 8, 2016
    Melissa, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers
  2. Guest: Carol Blair | Bloomington, IN
    Date: August 3, 2016
    So very sorry to hear of Matt's passing. My thoughts will be with you all, especially with Madison <3
  3. Guest: Jennifer McNeely | Mitchell
    Date: August 1, 2016
    I went to school with Matty. He was always super sweet to me. Always had a smile and said hi. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
  4. Guest: Angela Shifflett | Mitchell
    Date: July 31, 2016
    Sending prayers to Matts family so very sorry for your lose,My son Jeremy Steele and Matt was good friends.Im beside myself for words even though ive been there Im still lost,But just remember Matt will always live on in his daughter for she will always carry a part of him.God Bless You All.Jeremys Mom Angie
  5. Guest: Sarah & William Blackwell | Bedford, IN
    Date: July 31, 2016
    Thoughts & prayers to Barb, Madison, & Matty's family. Matty was such a warm-hearted guy & always had the friendliest smile. He will be greatly missed by many. {{RIP}}
  6. Guest: Crissy jones | Houston TX
    Date: July 31, 2016
    Ur family is in my prayers matt I'll NEVER forget my grandpa always says one day u will find a girl named Alley so when u git married her name would really mean alligator my my brother Jeremy Steele was ur good friend as well ur going to be missed by alot love ya gater this hurts as bad as losing my brother praying for family and friends
  7. Guest: Gina Sullivan | Mitchell, indiana
    Date: July 31, 2016
    Love you forever and always!
  8. Guest: Jackie spencer | Bedford In.
    Date: July 30, 2016
    Just want to let the family know that your all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Linda, Missy and Little Madison.
  9. Guest: Joni Grissom | Mitchell In
    Date: July 30, 2016
    Matt was always smiling when I seen him - always liked him - he will be missed by so many - Family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers
  10. Guest: Hilliary (king) Lee | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: July 30, 2016
    So sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Matty and he was always so nice. My thoughts and prayers are with his daughter. I just lost my dad and I've found it more difficult than anything I've ever dealt with and I'm 40 so I can't imagine how her little heart is breaking without her daddy.
  11. Guest: Rose Ellen Gregory | Bedford, In
    Date: July 30, 2016
    Linda, I just learned of your sons passing. I am so truly sorry for your loss. It must be so very difficult. Love ya girl. Rose Ellen
  12. Guest: Stanley and Linda Godbey and family | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 30, 2016
    Linda and family We are thinking and praying for all of you. Matty was always sweet and courteous to us. It didn't make any difference where we were, when he saw us, he would come up and speak. Love you, Stan, Linda, and family