Even though I did not know Gary personally, he was one of the few people I considered a hero and a mentor from afar. Gary's work gave me the confidence to join the fight over the past 6 years. His commitment to academic excellence, truth, and boldness is something I have strived to aspire to and emulate in my own life and work. Gary's humble heart, deep convictions, courage, strength and faithfulness to serve others gave me personally and countless others a model to look up to.
Gary gave us a powerful foundation of truth and solid academic success to stand on.
He was a true hero, pioneer and man of character.
I am deeply saddened by his passing, but know that he lives on in all who encountered him and his work. He will never be forgotten.