Gary played in the Lancaster/Depew game his senior year as a defensive tackle. In 1955 the 2 teams played a very physical game. Then, just as now, the game and rivalry was always a hard fought battle between the 2 cross-town rivals. After graduating from Lancaster, Gary served in the US Army for 6 months of active duty. He then served 6 years in the National Guard Reserve. Gary joined the Lancaster Police Department in 1966 and retired in 2010 as the Chief of Police.