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DeWayne McGimpsey

May 17, 1948 — January 24, 2024

DeWayne "Dino" McGimpsey, aged 75, passed away on January 24, 2024. He leaves behind a loving family, including his brother, James (Jan) McGimpsey, and sister, Jane McGimpsey Haker. Also cherishing his memory are his nieces Lisa McGimpsey, Wendy (Willy, children Vinny and Marlee) Davison, Mandy (children Katerina, Taven, and Audrey) McGimpsey, Erika (Jake, children Mack and Maggy) Gustavsen, Vanessa (Aaron, daughter Eleanor) Larson, and Nicole (Kevin, children Azalea and Kason) Olson, along with his nephews Jason (Lindsay, children Orion and Bridger) McGimpsey and Josh (daughter Olivia) McGimpsey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Sally McGimpsey; and brothers Phil and Don McGimpsey.

Born and raised in Denton, Montana, Dino excelled academically and athletically. After graduating from Denton High in 1966 he worked several jobs while earning his degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University. Following college, he served in the Air National Guard before embarking on employment at Quinton Instruments and Boeing in Seattle, WA, followed by a distinguished 32-year career with the NW Mountain Region of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Dino was a man of many talents and interests. He was a black belt in Karate, a certified pilot and scuba diver, and the go-to person for health and technology advice for family and friends. His passion for travel took him to several countries across the globe. A dedicated supporter of his nieces and Hellgate High School athletics, he never missed a game or match. Dino also loved the outdoors, frequently hiking and biking in the Missoula valley.

Known for his generosity, wit, and extensive knowledge, Dino was a cherished friend to many. His absence will leave a void, but his memory will continue to inspire those who knew him. The family will have a celebration of his life this summer. Donations in Dino's honor can be made to the Five Valleys Land Trust at or the Missoula Food Bank at

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