Gary David BARLING

20-08-1973 ~ 1-09-2022

Loved son of Pauline and Kevin (dec.).

Loved brother of Peter, Jenny Stewart, Sharon Bidmade and Mark.

Brother-in-law to Dale and Amanda, friend of Tony and Leanne and uncle to their families.

Deep in our hearts he will always stay

Loved and remembered every day

 R.I.P. Gary

 Thanks to his wonderful carers especially Michael and Marita and others and his great friends at this sad time.

Funeral Notice

ServiceSeptember 9, 2022 - 11:00 am56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

The Funeral Service for GARY will be held at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (September 9) commencing at 11a.m. Private Cremation Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. Rest In Peace mate. I loved your razor sharp wit. Your messages always gave me a huge chuckle. Heartfelt condolences to the Barling family, Gary was a tremendous guy.

    Tim McLoughlan September 10, 2022
  2. Our thoughts and love are with you Pauline, Peter, Jenny, Sharon, Mark and Families
    On the sad loss of Gary.

    Margaret, Sue, Angela, Craig and families

    Margaret Barling September 9, 2022
  3. Deepest sympathy to Pauline and family. Much love also to Mick, Marita, Wharfy’s crew, and his carers. Gaz, not even your extensive vocab could find the right words to capture or describe how much our friendship and connection meant. All I know is that my life was so enriched by having you in it. I am simply going to steal your last words to me.. “Love ya mate” xx

    Tracey Dowling September 9, 2022
  4. Heartfelt condolences to Pauline, Mark, Peter,Jenny, Sharon and families
    Love to Tom and Georgia
    RIP Gary

    Sheridan,James June and family

    Sheridan Barling September 8, 2022
  5. G.B. your smile has left it’s mark upon my world, and
    Even your barbs were like cut diamonds that you hurled,
    …But now you’re gone, it’s such a sad thing, and as we dissolve into dark
    Behind these questions are these answers and this song’s to say goodbye (Clark & Peno, 1991)

    Felicity Sloane September 8, 2022
  6. Dear Gary
    How lucky I am to have known you as first a student, then my colleague and friend at Deakin University. Your intelligence, sharp wit, humility and quiet determination won high respect from the Deakin community and wider academic circles. You were a reluctant but shining star. You paved the way for others. Thank you for the privilege of knowing the very private you. I’ll fondly remember all your achievements and especially the laughs. I forgive Roy for biting me. Rest In Peace Gary. I’ll miss you. Condolences to all of the Barling family, Gary’s friends and carers. Gone but never forgotten. Jan Johnson

    Jan Johnson September 8, 2022
  7. Garry David loved nephew of Jimmy and Melva Barling ,Cousin to Lynden , Shane (all Dec)and Marrianne Barling and our families Sending my love to Auntie Pauline and Peter,Jenny Mark and Sharon and families always in your hearts my love and thoughts are with you all…

    Marrianne September 8, 2022
  8. Sincere condolences to Gary’s family and friends on their loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Gary while I lived in Australia and it was my privilege. What a witty, intelligent and resilient fella. I’ll make my way to the home of Rory Gallagher on his behalf – someday. Rest in peace Gary and try to keep us all on the right road from up above. X

    Edel Tiernan (Ireland) September 8, 2022
  9. I’ll always remember Gary as a man who enjoyed hearing and telling a tale, loved a joke and passionate about music. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Paul Edwards September 7, 2022
  10. May you Rest In Peace Gary.
    We never did meet however I feel like I know you as your sister has spoken so fondly of you. I’m sure you could have taught me a lot about being brave and resilient. My heartfelt condolences go out to my dear friend Sharon and the beautiful Bidmade and Barling families 🤍

    Nikki Eccles September 7, 2022
  11. Heartfelt condolences to Pauline, Mark, Peter, Jenny, Sharon and their families
    Love to Tom and Georgia
    Thinking of you all
    RIP Gary

    Sheridan, James, June and family

    Sheridan Barling September 7, 2022
  12. Condolences to the Barling family. Gary will be missed by many. A great sense of humor and a strong advocate for others. He made a difference.

    Paul Lougheed September 7, 2022
  13. Our Deepest Sympathy to Pauline , Peter, Jenny , Sharon and Mark on the sad passing of their son and brother Gary.
    An Inspiration to everyone.
    May he rest peacefully.
    Nephew to Jim and Margaret O’Neill (both dec) and cousin to Sue and Jan

    Sue Miller September 6, 2022
  14. It has been an honour to have been your friend Wharfie. I will miss your laughter, your smile, your intelligence, trustworthiness and compassion. You have been simply a wonderful friend.
    Condolences to the Barling family and all of Gary’s friends.
    Forever in our hearts.

    Michael Crichton and family September 6, 2022
  15. RIP Gary enjoyed the short time I spent with you,our shared love for music especially Pearl Jam, rushing out to Wendy’s to grab you a plain dog or helping you up at 3wayfm. Will leave you the acronym we made up one day while I was on shift. LSHTIASM

    Luke Campbell September 6, 2022
  16. Thinking of Mrs Barling, Peter and Leanne, Jenny, Mark, Sharon and their families. I have such vivid memories of Gary sitting on my knee while I read him books. I can still picture him at Tait Crescent with all those curls and those big eyes. I was very happy when I received a friend request from Gary on facebook, it made me feel a part of his adult life too. Rest peacefully Gary.

    Juli-Anne Grauer September 6, 2022
  17. Love and condolences to Mrs Barling and the family.

    An honour to have shared the journey with you Wharfy: the music, the cards nights, the discussions and debates, the adventures and misadventures, the Coopers Green and Melbourne Bitters, the whiskey, and the late night tomfoolery. Will always remember your wisdom and empathy, that sardonic wit, your love of words – especially when deployed for the castigation of those foolish enough to underestimate you (myself included on occasion).

    So much I’ll miss, but so much you’ve left with us – apart from your many achievements, a blazing, unconquerable spirit etched in the memories of those lucky enough to have known you.

    Rest easy, my brilliant friend.

    Pete Gleeson

    Peter Gleeson September 6, 2022
  18. Deepest sympathies to Mark and Amanda on the passing of Gary. Always in your hearts with precious memories to recall.

    Jenny McMahon September 6, 2022
  19. Rip Gary, it was a privilege to call you my friend.

    Brett Ryan September 6, 2022
  20. A pleasure to have met and worked with you Gary. Fun times and will always remember the laughs and the music. R.I.P my friend💐😢

    David Gough

    David Gough September 6, 2022
  21. Dear Wharfie,
    It really was an honour to have known you. Many great memories that will always bring a smile. Deepest sympathy to your family.
    Dacron Mate!
    Tammy Goggin (Rentsch) xo

    Tammy Goggin (Rentsch) September 6, 2022
  22. Such a legend, we’re all poorer for your passing Gary, rest easy. Love and thoughts to your loved ones.
    Love Bozzie & family

    Melissa Happ September 5, 2022
  23. The one and only Wharfie !
    What a great mate to us all with your constant intelligence , humour and kind nature .
    I loved seeing you at big rock concerts.
    Forever treasured in our hearts and minds .

    Sean Lanigan September 5, 2022
  24. Deepest sympathy to the Barling family, Gary was an inspiration to so many! Gary was determined, funny, private and an all round great person, I will miss him dearly.
    Jennie Trigg

    Jennie Trigg September 5, 2022
  25. A great and loyal friend. The world is not the same without you around, Wharfie, but the wonderful memories will remain. I’ll miss hearing your laughter, and sharing in your wisdom.
    Condolences to Barling family.

    Brendan Reed September 4, 2022
  26. To our dear Sharon,Dale,Tayla, Leyne, Colby, Kyle and all of the Barling family,
    We are thinking of you at this sad time. How proud you must be of all of Gary’s achievements.
    Sending you all our love.
    Tim, Alecia, Oliver and Harvey xxxx

    Alecia Bidmade September 4, 2022
  27. Fond memories of an inspirational guy with a tremendous love of music and a wonderful sense of humour that shone through any disability and difficulties that he was enduring. I enjoyed our overlap times at 3WAY-FM, talking about music and just having a laugh about whetever came our way. So long, mate. Hope they play your music in heaven.

    Martin Dunstan (Lazy Lester) September 3, 2022
  28. Such wonderful memories of this great man. Love to the Barling family and his amazing mates. RIP Gary Xo

    Sharon Smith September 3, 2022
  29. Our sincere condolences to Aunt Pauline, Peter, Jenny, Sharon and Mark on the sad passing of Gary, his intelligence & quick wit was supreme, he endured much, yet he asked for little, so humble.
    Much loved cousin of Ray, Graeme [dec], Brendan, Marlene [Emonson] & Bryan Sheehan. Much loved Nephew of Stephen & Marie Sheehan [both dec].

    Marlene [Sheehan] Emonson September 3, 2022
  30. Condolences to the Barling family and all of his wonderful friends. A true but cheeky gentleman who will be dearly missed. Love will always be there. Xx
    Karen Holdsworth

    Karen Holdsworth September 3, 2022
  31. So sorry for all of the Barling family
    A loved son and brother now only in your hearts

    Alan & Margaret Barras September 3, 2022
  32. A great bloke and I am honoured to have known you Gary. You taught me so much. I hoped I helped you too with my planning of your needs back in the day. Rest in peace. Your stories live on. Tonia xx

    Tonia McMahon September 2, 2022
  33. It was a pleasure to know Gary and he was a cheeky man. He will be missed by many. Thinking of you all

    Andrea Bellman September 2, 2022
  34. Dear Wharfy. I’m going to miss you terribly mate. I have so many good memories to hold onto though and will never forget the good times we have.

    My condolences to Mrs Barling and the Barling family. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

    Love Damien and family

    Damien Little September 2, 2022