He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Terre Haute to Roy Everett Stewart and Mildred McCall Stewart.
Gene worked at J.I. Case for 21 years and retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 104 and the United Auto Workers. He enjoyed reading and working in his yard. He had a passion for NASCAR and especially Jeff Gordon.
He loved the Cincinnati Reds and Indiana University. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Richard "Dick" Stewart and Roy Stewart Jr.
He is survived by his wife Judy Huddleson Stewart, whom he married Sept. 1, 1976, sons Kevin Stewart and his wife Christina, Valparaiso, and Keith Stewart and his wife Pat, Bridgeman, Mi., two daughters Robin Albrecht, Terre Haute, and Kathy Stewart, Brazil.
He is also survived by one brother Terry Stewart and his wife Susan, Wabash, sister-in-law Sherry Stewart, brothers-in-law Mike Huddleson and his wife Helen and Steve Huddleson and his wife Tina. He is also survived by grandchildren Chelsea Kennedy, Cayla McGregor, Logan Stewart, Lance Stewart, Joshua Stewart, Cory Stewart, Robert Albrecht, Nicole Albrecht, Coagan Stewart, Megan Pittsenbarger and Bradley Neese, and step grandchildren Katie, Mark, Christine, Ray, Suzan, April and Robert.
He is also survived by his dog and companion Jake and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday, April 20, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, Ind. 47804, with visitation from 11 a.m., until service time. Pastor Merrill Weir, Jr. will be officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the American Legion Post 104.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com.