Larry G. Youtsey, 75, of Van Wert, OH passed away peacefully, surround by his loved ones Wednesday, July 26th at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Larry was born on September 5th 1947 to Lucille and Gordon Youtsey, in Van Wert. Larry was the oldest of three. Next came Marcia and Steven (with a few years in between), joined their ornery older brother in the Youtsey family. After Larry graduated from Lincolnview in 1965, he enlisted in the army in January of 1967. He served two tours in Vietnam. He was proud to be a Vietnam War Veteran. On September 14 1968, Larry married the love of his life, Nancy. They moved to Texas for a couple years and eventually found their way back to Van Wert. Larry and Nancy went on to have 2 children, Michelle and Christopher. After 28 ½ years, Larry retired from BF Goodrich. Next, came some of the most rewarding years. With retirement comes the freedom to focus on passions. Hunting, fishing and cars are among the countless interests he had. He loved building and crafting with his younger brother, Steve. Larry was a fix-it type of guy. Even if he didn't know how, he was sure going to give it a try - duct tape included. He instilled this mindset into his family. He loved many things, but his family was and always will be number one. Larry became an undoubtably proud grandfather to his three grandbabies, as he would call them. He made sure to give them the most memorable childhood you could ever imagine. Larry is survived by his wife, Nancy Youtsey, of Van Wert; two children, a daughter, Michelle Yohannes of Van Wert and a son, Christopher Youtsey of Van Wert; three grandchildren; Eleni Yohannes (Spencer), Derek Youtsey (Samantha), and Jaden Youtsey; a sister, Marcia Taylor of Paulding, and a brother, Steven (Julie) Youtsey of Paulding. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Gordon Youtsey. Visitation will be held from 12-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 2nd, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert with a small service to follow at 3:00 PM. Larry will be laid to rest at Scott Cemetery. For those who prefer, memorial contributions in Larry`s memory may be sent to Charity of the Donor's Choice. To share in Larry's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.