Obituary photo of Matthew Gantt, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

Matthew "Matt" Michael Gantt

1979 - 2019
Obituary photo of Matthew Gantt, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

Matthew "Matt" Michael Gantt

1979 - 2019

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, June 17, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer - Centerville Chapel
820 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton, OH  45459
937-865-8000
Service:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30am
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4500 Ackerrman Blvd, Kettering, OH 45429
Newcomer - Centerville Chapel (937-865-8000) is assisting the family
Matthew "Matt" Michael Gantt Life story video
Sgt. Matthew "Matt" Michael Gantt, age 40, of Chicago, IL passed away on June 11, 2019 at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. Matt was born on March 6, 1979, in Kettering, OH. He was the son of Michael and Jeanne (Winfield) Gantt of Kettering, OH. On October 24, 2015, he married Jackie Kalan of Cleveland, OH.

Matt graduated in 1997 from Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering. He attended Bowling Green State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

After graduating from college, Matt enlisted in the United States Army where he became a devoted and skilled soldier and patriot for his Country and flag. Through his hard work and commitment, he rose to the rank of Sergeant. During his military service to his Country, Matt was a Human Intelligence Collector serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his Army career, he was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Along with his father, Michael, and wife, Jackie, Matthew is survived by his loving family including: sisters, Terri (Tom) Meyer, Angie Gantt, Nicole (Matt) Nuesse, Christina Gantt (Jared Stonecash), and Jackie (Barry) Wisecup; brothers, Jonathan Gantt and Andrew Gantt; father and mother-in-law, Michael and Sue Kalan, and brothers-in-law, Steve Kalan and Christian Kalan. Additionally, Matt leaves a legacy of loving nieces and nephews that he loved very much: Megan, Danielle, Lauren, Ellie, Carson, Bella, Josie, Kamden, and Benjamin. Matt also has numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends that will greatly miss him.

Matt was preceded in death by his loving mother, Jeanne Kay Gantt.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 17, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 820 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Kettering, Ohio. A brief visitation will be held at St. Charles one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Matt's name to “Hope For The Warriors” (hopeforthewarriors.org) or to a Veteran’s organization of choice. The family is extremely grateful for the Veteran’s assistance provided to Matt and to his healthcare team’s dedication. Our sincere gratitude and continued prayers will always be with the anonymous organ donor and his/her family in Iowa.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, June 17, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer - Centerville Chapel
820 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton, OH  45459
937-865-8000
Service:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30am
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4500 Ackerrman Blvd, Kettering, OH 45429
Newcomer - Centerville Chapel (937-865-8000) is assisting the family

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