March 19, 1988 – December 8, 2019


Garret “Gary” Michael Denne, age 31, St. Cloud, MN, died December 8, 2019 in St. Cloud, MN.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Gary was born March 19, 1988 in St. Cloud, MN to Terrence “Terry” E. and Tamela “Tammy” A. (Tichy) Denne. He was a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard serving with Combat Engineer Division of Hutchinson, MN. Garret was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq for one year. He was employed as a Community Development Coordinator for Savers. Gary enjoyed reading, gaming, the outdoors, hiking, biking, motorcycles, and traveling, the mountains of Colorado was one of many places he loved. He was a kind, honest, funny, reliable, loyal, honorable, compassionate, witty, helpful, calm and humble man. Gary brought people together, gave the best hugs and was a devoted “fur baby” sitter. He could dish it out, and could take it too. Gary loved spending time with family and his many friends. He was a devoted favorite uncle who was always there for his nephews. He loved his dog, Sully.

Survivors include his parents, Terry and Tammy Denne of Waite Park, MN; sister, Brandy (Fiancé, Chris Goebel) of Otsego, MN; grandmother, Jean Reichel of Royalton, MN; nephews, Koby, Kase and Kuper; niece, Sarah; and many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harvey Reichel, Richard Tichy, and Emil and Alvina Denne.