James Dustin Gates

Born: Wed., Jun. 29, 1977
Died: Sun., Apr. 23, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 30, 2017
Location: Carney-Frost Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Apr. 30, 2017
Location: Carney-Frost Funeral Home

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James D. “Dusty” Gates, age 39, of Howe died Sunday, April 23, 2017.  He was born on June 29, 1977 in  Muncie, IN to James D. Gates and Christina (Walker) Merrill.  He was currently employed as a welder at Lippert plant #28 in Middlebury, IN for the past five years.  He was a skilled mechanic and enjoyed mud bogging, stock cars and fishing.  He was a real Gearhead.  He is survived by his mother – Christina Merrill of Muncie, IN.  Maternal Grandmother – Wanda Walker.  1 daughter – Amanda Gates of Howe, IN.  1 brother – Bryan Scott Gates of Sturgis, MI.  2 sisters – Nikki (Steve) Gates-Harrington of Washington.  Ashley (Perry) Rasmussen of Oregon.  1 nephew – Lincoln Harrington.  1 grandson on the way – Baby D.  Visitation will be held on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, IN.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Randy Perkins officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneralhome.com.  Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, IN is handling the arrangements. 

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john & pam rathburn
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
our prayers and thoughts are with you Amanda. keep your head up ,god will take care of you. love john and pam rathburn

Carol A. Gates
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Sending my deepest sympathy to Chris,Scott,Nikki, Ashley,Amanda and the rest of this dear family. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. sorry I couldn't be with you
.God Bless you all. Rest in Peace Dusty. you will be missed by many.

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