Obituary photo of Gary Domer, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Gary L. Domer

1950 - 2022
Obituary photo of Gary Domer, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Gary L. Domer

1950 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Service:
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 am
Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka Event Center, 720 NW 50th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66617
Gary Lynn Domer, 72, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away October 19, 2022. He was born April 20, 1950 in Seneca, Kansas, the son of Robin Rice Domer II and Rose Evelyn (Ward) Domer. Topeka was Gary’s home for all of his adult life.

He grew up in Nemaha County, graduated from Centralia High School in 1968 and went on to earn a degree in history from Washburn University in 1972. As a young man, Gary followed in the footsteps of his older brothers by attaining the high honor of Eagle Scout.

Gary held three jobs during his professional career. Shortly after graduation he went to work at the Kansas Insurance Department, where he was employed until 1995. He next worked for more than a decade as an auditor for the Colorado Insurance Department. Gary became manager of the Kansas Auto Insurance Plan in 2007, a position he held until his passing.

He served in numerous volunteer capacities, including those related to his career and others in the area of community service. He served as president of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, of which he was a founding member. Gary also served as president of the North Topeka Saddle Club in 1975.

He had a strong passion for helping young people. Much of his energy in this capacity was channeled through the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka. Gary joined the club in 1983 and served as president in 1985-86. Sunrise was named an honor club with a distinguished president during his term. Gary served as an Optimist lieutenant governor in 1987-88. He was the Optimist district secretary-treasurer in 1990-91. He served on the Sunrise Optimist Club Board of Directors for many years. Through his time with the club, Gary and other Sunrise Optimist members provided hundreds of opportunities for youth that otherwise would not have existed. He also served on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka from 2008 through 2016. Many people in the North Topeka community knew Gary as one of the most unselfish people with his time and money they’ve ever met.

Gary dearly loved and was so proud of his family. He was married to Betty October 10, 1998 in Topeka. They recently celebrated 24 years of marriage. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kristy (Andy) Richards of Topeka, and their son, Sawyer; a son, Tommy (Lindsey) Guffey of Topeka, and their children, Brogan, Presley and Cash; three brothers, Bob (Chasity Hill) Domer of Burleson, Texas, Dennis (Cheryl Figgs) Domer of Baldwin City, Kansas, and Ken (Melba) Domer of Spearville, Kansas; nieces Robyn (Mike) Domer Blede of Raymore, Missouri, Julie (Beau) Domer Buckmann of Lees Summitt, Missouri, Pamela (Peter Williams) Norris of Fort Collins, Colorado, Michelle Penn of Baytown, Texas, Nancy (Todd) Reinking, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Carol (Bill Simpson) Masterson of Brunswick, Maine; nephews Todd (Marilyn) Domer, Jay (Mauri Ann) Domer, Shawn (Kelly) Alexander and David Alexander, all of Topeka, J.R. Penn of Crosby, Texas, and James O. (Marianne) Wille of Lawrence; great nieces Lindsay (Scott) Domer Keller of Enid, Oklahoma, Reagan (David) Domer Biggs of Baldwin City, Lauren (Cole) Christopherson of Lees Summit, Missouri, Payton and Tatum Alexander of Topeka, and Nicole Penn Helm of Palestine, Texas; and great nephews Collin (Tawni) Domer of Laverne, Oklahoma, Ryan (Kelsie) Domer of Dublin, Texas, Brady, Jayce and Kaedyn Blede of Raymore, Missouri, Landon Vannatter of Lees Summit, Missouri, Bodie Alexander of Topeka, and Justin Penn of Kemah, Texas; and Karen Domer of Topeka. Gary’s love extended to the spouses and children of all the survivors. He was loved and respected by all the surviving generations.

Honoring his request, cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka, 720 N.W. 50th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66617. Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions in Topeka is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends can make memorial contributions to the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka, P.O. Box 8816, Topeka, KS 66608 or the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, 550 SE 27th St, Topeka, KS 66605.

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Gary Lynn Domer, 72, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away October 19, 2022. He was born April 20, 1950 in Seneca, Kansas, the son of Robin Rice Domer II and Rose Evelyn (Ward) Domer. Topeka was Gary’s home for all of his adult life.

He grew up in Nemaha County, graduated from Centralia High School in 1968 and went on to earn a degree in history from Washburn University in 1972. As a young man, Gary followed in the footsteps of his older brothers by attaining the high honor of Eagle Scout.

Gary held three jobs during his professional career. Shortly after graduation he went to work at the Kansas Insurance Department, where he was employed until 1995. He next worked for more than a decade as an auditor for the Colorado Insurance Department. Gary became manager of the Kansas Auto Insurance Plan in 2007, a position he held until his passing.

He served in numerous volunteer capacities, including those related to his career and others in the area of community service. He served as president of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, of which he was a founding member. Gary also served as president of the North Topeka Saddle Club in 1975.

He had a strong passion for helping young people. Much of his energy in this capacity was channeled through the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka. Gary joined the club in 1983 and served as president in 1985-86. Sunrise was named an honor club with a distinguished president during his term. Gary served as an Optimist lieutenant governor in 1987-88. He was the Optimist district secretary-treasurer in 1990-91. He served on the Sunrise Optimist Club Board of Directors for many years. Through his time with the club, Gary and other Sunrise Optimist members provided hundreds of opportunities for youth that otherwise would not have existed. He also served on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka from 2008 through 2016. Many people in the North Topeka community knew Gary as one of the most unselfish people with his time and money they’ve ever met.

Gary dearly loved and was so proud of his family. He was married to Betty October 10, 1998 in Topeka. They recently celebrated 24 years of marriage. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Kristy (Andy) Richards of Topeka, and their son, Sawyer; a son, Tommy (Lindsey) Guffey of Topeka, and their children, Brogan, Presley and Cash; three brothers, Bob (Chasity Hill) Domer of Burleson, Texas, Dennis (Cheryl Figgs) Domer of Baldwin City, Kansas, and Ken (Melba) Domer of Spearville, Kansas; nieces Robyn (Mike) Domer Blede of Raymore, Missouri, Julie (Beau) Domer Buckmann of Lees Summitt, Missouri, Pamela (Peter Williams) Norris of Fort Collins, Colorado, Michelle Penn of Baytown, Texas, Nancy (Todd) Reinking, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Carol (Bill Simpson) Masterson of Brunswick, Maine; nephews Todd (Marilyn) Domer, Jay (Mauri Ann) Domer, Shawn (Kelly) Alexander and David Alexander, all of Topeka, J.R. Penn of Crosby, Texas, and James O. (Marianne) Wille of Lawrence; great nieces Lindsay (Scott) Domer Keller of Enid, Oklahoma, Reagan (David) Domer Biggs of Baldwin City, Lauren (Cole) Christopherson of Lees Summit, Missouri, Payton and Tatum Alexander of Topeka, and Nicole Penn Helm of Palestine, Texas; and great nephews Collin (Tawni) Domer of Laverne, Oklahoma, Ryan (Kelsie) Domer of Dublin, Texas, Brady, Jayce and Kaedyn Blede of Raymore, Missouri, Landon Vannatter of Lees Summit, Missouri, Bodie Alexander of Topeka, and Justin Penn of Kemah, Texas; and Karen Domer of Topeka. Gary’s love extended to the spouses and children of all the survivors. He was loved and respected by all the surviving generations.

Honoring his request, cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka, 720 N.W. 50th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66617. Parker Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions in Topeka is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends can make memorial contributions to the Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka, P.O. Box 8816, Topeka, KS 66608 or the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, 550 SE 27th St, Topeka, KS 66605.

To leave a special message for Gary’s family, please click the Share Memories button above.
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 am
Sunrise Optimist Club of North Topeka Event Center, 720 NW 50th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66617

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