Dr. Brett Frederick Gemlick

  • Died: October 9, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dr. Brett Frederick Gemlick, age 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

He was a graduate of Snider High School, where he played football and later became one of the team doctors. He received his Bachelors Degree in Bio-Chem from Purdue University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Later he received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University where he graduated first in his class. In 2018, he received an award for "Man of the Year" from the Leukemia& Lymphoma Society for raising $163,000 for charity. He was loved by his nurses, staff and patients at Parkview Hospital and Orthopedics Northeast where he worked happily for 20 years. He was a former Trine University trustee and the team orthopedic surgeon for the athletic department. He was an avid hunter, starring in the Country Boys Outdoors hunting show for a handful of years and hunting on his own time for many more than that. He also loved bowling, his highest score of 276 contributed by his 15 bowling balls as one of his proudest achievements. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, whom he loved passionately his entire life. Brett is preceded in death by his father, Frederick and his mother, Carol; and niece, Amber Gemlick. He is survived by his wife, Beth, their three kids, Connor, Emma, and Graham; his brother, Bradley, his wife, Jodi; and their children; Blake, Chloe, Allison, and Andrew; as well as their fatherly figure, Ed Christie; uncle, Frank Hatina, and many more loved ones and closest friends.

Funeral service will be at 11a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 with visitation one hour prior.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Burial will take place in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier's Feeding the Hungry or Resurrection Lutheran Church.