Scott Allen McGarr

Scott Allen McGarr

September 27, 1960 – June 17, 2023

Omaha, NE- Preceded in death by parents, Herbert C. McGarr and Wanda J. McGarr who welcomed their son peacefully into the presence of our faithful Lord; grandparents, uncles, aunties, and cousins awaiting his arrival.

Survived by children: Valerie (Andrew) Szubka, Olathe, KS, Heather (Jeremy) McGarr-Petit, Gardner, KS, Michelle (Ryan) Hornick, Gardner, KS, Derek McGarr, Joplin, MO, Noah Carver, KC, MO, Abigail McGarr, Gardner, KS;  grandchildren:  Reese, Riley, Evan and Jared; his beloved siblings, always there thru thick and thin: Brian C. McGarr, Kansas City, MO, Teresa (Kevin) Wheelock, Omaha, NE, Alicia Hanson, Omaha, N, Michelle (Scott) Mann, Sioux City, IA, Niki Rocha, Omaha, NE;  Auntie Sandra Gorsett-Pallasch, Kenosha, WI; Auntie Becky (Dennis) Niven, Scottsdale, AZ; Auntie Peggy Gorsett, N. Sioux City, SD; Auntie Kay Gorsett, Onalaska, WI; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Scott was born the second of six children to Herbert and Wanda in Sioux City, IA.  The family settled and grew in Morningside where Scott, with his brother and sisters, were fortunate to experience 1960s-1970s childhood years that still hold many stories and memories.  Upon graduating from Each High School Class of ’79, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1978 – 1990 as Staff Sergeant, honorably discharged.  Scott then went on to serve as a Sgt. in the Army Reserves from 1992 – 1998 until his honorable discharge.  After his military service, Scott lived a full and colorful life and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Scott was blessed with six children, whom he truly loved very much. Sweet Heather has always been his angel and his silly Abby was the sunshine of his life.

Scott enjoyed many happy years living in Kansas City, MO. He would later find peace and a more content life near his sisters in Omaha, NE. Scott was a devoted follower of Christ alongside his church family at Brookside Church.  He loved to give every single kid (and adult!) a fist-bump before and after Sunday services.  It was his Glory to God – the Fist-Bump guy.

As his loved ones gathered near to Scott, they knew Scott’s devoted parents— Herb and Wanda—helped lead Scott home. May they Rest in Peace Together – until we are together again.


FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, June 26th at 9am at the West Center Chapel.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, 11am at Omaha National Cemetery with Military Rites.  Memorials will be directed by the family. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Alicia Hanson Posted June 21, 2023 2:50 pm

    Rest In Peace brother.

  • Cindy Thurston Posted June 22, 2023 7:29 am

    So sorry for your loss. Heather and Abby always cherish your memories. Prayers.

  • Julie Polak Posted June 22, 2023 8:48 am

    Thoughts, prayers and hugs to all!

  • Joe Shanahan Posted June 22, 2023 10:46 am

    Semper Fi brother

  • Susan Lopez Posted June 22, 2023 10:47 am

    Scott was always pleasant. Remembering when we moved Heather and my daughter Jackie to K State

  • Brian McGarr Posted June 22, 2023 5:35 pm

    Rest in Peace my Beloved Brother

  • Steve Dorsey Posted June 22, 2023 5:51 pm

    Condolences from the Dorsey Family. We are so grateful to have met Scott at Brookside. Maverick and Eleanor (and their parents) will miss his personality and his fist bumps. Scotts new home is certainly in paradise, will miss him!

  • April Sigler Posted June 24, 2023 11:06 am

    Love you cousin Scott! RIP

  • Dave Taubert Posted June 24, 2023 5:31 pm

    Big Scotty was such a beloved brother at Brookside. Everyone will truly miss his infectious smile and warm greeting. I will also miss talking with him, especially about his Harley’s. But now I’m looking forward to seeing him again with our Lord Jesus.

  • Terry Alvarez Posted June 24, 2023 6:59 pm

    What can I say my man? We had big goals; we were very competitive with each other. We dreamed big about goals. You know my parents loved you t

  • Dennis & Becky Niven Posted June 24, 2023 7:32 pm

    “I will continue to focus on the Lord, pray for guidance and ask Him to tighten His grip on my heart.”
    Scott McGarr, September 25, 2002
    That you did, our nephew. That you surely did. Put in a good word for us.

  • Jodi Gorsett Posted June 26, 2023 1:26 pm

    Thinking of you all. Hugs.

  • John Horton Posted June 26, 2023 1:54 pm

    I got to have a long chat with Scott at the 40 year class reunion. I appreciated how open and honest he was when describing his life. It was good to catch up. Thank you for your service Scott and rest in peace.

  • Josh Melliger Posted June 26, 2023 10:04 pm

    My 7-yr old cried when she found out Mr. Knuckles passed. Pretty special impact, Scott had on many.

  • Brock Blackstone Posted June 29, 2023 7:56 pm

    Scott I had a lot of fun working with you in KCMO! Fun times! RIP my friend.

  • Valarie Williams Posted July 6, 2023 12:41 am

    God welcomes you xoxo Abigail ‘sMOMMY we made a cutie pie

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