Bart R. Avery, 54, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Bart was born on December 18, 1965, to the late William and Betty Avery. Growing up, he attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis and Hastings High School in Michigan. He served in the US Army and then attended ITT Tech to earn his certification to become an electronic repair technician. Bart enjoyed mushroom hunting, camping, and cycling. In his younger years, he sang in a small band. He loved to garden and grow his own food, and enjoyed cooking healthy, natural meals. He liked to work on electronics, mostly restoring old receivers.
Bart is survived by his children, Robert Jones, Quantico, VA, and Faith Kuikstra, IA; grandchildren, Putri and Bintang Jones; and siblings, William Avery, Jr., Berry Avery, Barbara Avery-Caris, all of Hastings, MI, and Robert Avery, Wickliffe, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Betty, as well as his step-mother, Bonnie (Booher) Avery.
Arrangements for Bart have been entrusted to the College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana. Bart will be buried at Marion National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pastor Charles Stanley, or to the funeral home.
"Bart started out as a neighbor that turned into a close friendship and then developed into him becoming a part of our extended family for the past 17 years. We stayed in constant contact after he moved away & even visited him in Indy a few times. The last visit we all went to the Candlebox concert. We made plans recently for him to come visit us after the election. It is with deepest regret that he never made it up here for that visit. We will always remember the cookouts, while listening to great music, and playing Foo. Bart was a lot of fun & we have many great memories with him. We love & miss you Bart! God Speed brother!Suzie & Mike Van Dussen"
"Bart started out as a neighbor that developed into a close friendship of 17 years. We stayed in constant contact after he moved away, visited him twice in Indy, and recently made plans for him to come visit us. I\'ll always remember the cookouts, listening to great music, playing Foo, and how much fun & joy he was to be around. He became family to us, so this has been very hard. We love & miss you Bart! Suzie & Mike"
"RIP Bart you will be sadly missed"