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“RIP my friend ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I was devastated to hear of Dr. Block's passing. As my doctor since he came to Ortho ONE he will be sorely missed. ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Pamela Gabet - Butler, IN

“Today my Husband and I found out about Dr. Gemlick's passing. Needless to say we join the broken hearted. He was an amazing human being and Doctor. ...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Shalon and Richard Junk - IN

“we were so sad and sorry to hear of Dr. Gemlick's passing today on October 15,2019. i was scheduled to have my left knee replaced on November7,2019...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: marla sue and stanley krukowski - OH

“Dr. Gemlick was a great physician. He did two surgeries on my arms and hand. He always had time for a chat and I appreciated his care. ”
5 of 43 | Posted by: Lori Custer - Wellford, SC

“I finally got to meet Dr. Gemlick minutes before he performed my knee surgery on September 19, 2019. I was referred to him by close trusted friends...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Margaret May - Angola, IN

“Dr. Gemlick has been our doctor for almost 20 years and seen both of us through multiple surgeries. He was a super guy to talk to as he always...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Brian and Cyndee Becker - IN

“One of the best doctors I've EVER had. He was supposed to do my shoulder surgery in april, and it got rescheduled due to me continuing to get sick....Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Kelli Ferguson - Columbia City, IN

“My prayers are with you all threw this difficult time . I enjoyed bowling with you both . Brett will be missed by many of us !! ”
9 of 43 | Posted by: Dorothy Iddings - LaOtto, IN

“I was one of the many standing shoulder to shoulder in the back of the church yesterday. Such an amazing tribute to a really good guy. I knew Brett...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Carmel, IN - Friend

“Rd, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: C. D. Carnahan - IN

“Dr.Gemlick did my knee surgery and my friend's shoulder.He was so kind and empathetic as a doctor. He listened very well when you were sitting in his...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Cheri ROTRUCK - Ft.wayne, IN

“Dr.Gemlick was an outstanding surgeon. He was number 1 in my book. One of my former students told me a year agothat Dr.Gemlick was his inspiration...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Cheri ROTRUCK - Ft.wayne, IN

“Not much else can be said that hasnt already been said. I was a patient and was hoping for him to replace my knee next year. I am struggling with...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Cathy S - Lagrange, IN

“The world is a lesser place without Brett ,he was a great Dr and I was one of his patients ,Brett treated you as a friend and would set down and talk...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Richard Erman - Angola, IN

“My deepest sympathies to Dr Gemlicks family but also to his ONE family too. He was my surgeon three years ago when I tore my hamstring off the bone....Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Underwood - Ft Wayne, IN

“I am a patient of Dr Gemlicks. I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to his wife and children and also his work family. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Judy McCrea - ANGOLA, IN

“This man can not be spoke of highly enough. He was our Dr for many years .. always a smile , always a strong handshake, and always took time to hear...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Lila and Rory Smith - Hudson, IN

“Dr. Gemlick was one of my greatest mentors as a new PA at ONE. Even though I havent worked with him in 9 years now there isnt a day i dont think...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Jessica Kohl - Erie, PA

“Although I only knew Dr. Gemlick as a patient, I entrusted my life to him for two shoulder replacements. He was so caring and compassionate and had...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Carden - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am a former patient of Dr. Gemlick, and I am so sorry to hear that he's gone. He was such a kind and delightful man, was an excellent surgeon, and...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Judy Sanchez - Fort Wayne, IN

“We have been patient's of Dr. Gemlic's for approximately 15 years. He has done several surgery's on my husband and he replaced most all of my joints...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Larry and Cris Whitney - MI

“I will miss Dr. Gemlick. I had a troublesome knee and he saw me thru 4 surgeries. He was compassionate and understanding with my frustration about...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Beth

“I am so sorry for yourloss.Dr.Gimlick did two shoulder replacements for me.He was a great man and surgeon.will always remember his kindness. ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: Mildrend Butler - Ft.wayne, IN

“I am so sorry for yourloss.Dr.Gimlick did two shoulder replacements for me.He was a great man and surgeon.will always remember his kindness. ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Mildrend Butler - Ft.wayne, IN

“To the family of Dr. Gemlick -I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Although I did not keep in touch as much as I would have liked to, i...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Blum - student

“Simply put... you were the best . You will be missed. ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Dr. Gemlick's family. Only knew him for a short time, but he did do a knee replacement for me only on Sept. 9th !...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Kay Collins - Wawaka, IN

“Prayers for all ! I am Neiel's mother and know of their love for all of you... ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: Juanita Kuhn - Huntertown, IN

“Dr.Gemlick was an outstanding surgeon. He was number 1 in my book. One of my former students told me a year agothat Dr.Gemlick was his inspiration...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Cheri ROTRUCK - Ft.wayne, IN

“Dr. Gemlick operated on my both my Wife and I.. He was a fantastic doctor and had a great bedside manor. He will be missed ”
31 of 43 | Posted by: Richard Ralston - Warsaw, IN

“Dr Hemlock was a talented and wonderful doctor my thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie Hicks

“To Beth and the kids, Brett left his mark on both of my knees! What an outstanding surgeon but more importantly a good friend and fellow Buckeye. ...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Doug Marsh - Fort Wayne, IN

“We're so sorry for your loss. Although we never got a chance to meet Brett, we heard great things about him. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Dave and Sheri Harlow - IN

“To the family of Dr. Gemlick my deepest sympathy. Being a past patient and spending a brief time with him I am grateful. What a fabulous human being...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Norm Bear - Grover Hill, OH

“Thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff members Dr. Gemlick was one of a kind and will be missed greatly! I am so heartbroken to hear of...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Nichole Upp - Butler, IN

“As a patient of Dr. Gemlick I can not tell you in words what an impact this made on myself and my husband. When I went to see him my husband always...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Tom and Mary Bangs - Garrett, IN

“Our sincerest condolences to Dr. Gemlick's family and coworkers at ONE! He was an expert in his field and his kind and caring personality made us...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Ralph and Sherlyn Wilson - IN

“Beth, Conner,Emma and GrahamI am so sorry for your loss. May god get you through this tough time and you will heal with time. Prayers are with you. ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: tamara kemper - Aiken, SC

“Beth, Conner, Emma and Graham ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: tamara kemper - Aiken, SC

“My dearest Brett..you have no idea how much you were loved and respected as a Doctor and a friend.We have cried tears to fill an ocean,you will be...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Badenhorst - Fort Wayne, IN

“My dear Brett...you have no idea how much you were loved as a Docter and a friend. Your death has devasted me and all who knew you.We have cried...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Badenhorst - Fort Wayne, IN

“Never met him as a doctor but as an Uber passenger he was awesome!! Funny and silly with his wife and kids. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Yates - Fort Wayne, IN


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.