He was born in Linton on April 10, 1944, the son of Paul and Lorraine (Brogan) Gaither.
He was a 1962 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and attended Indiana State University. Bob retired from AMAX Coal Company after 22 years of service, and then worked several years at Wal-Mart in Linton. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, and Moose Lodge, all of Linton.
He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Gaither of Linton; two sons, Troy (Jodi) Gaither and Chad (Mandi) Gaither, both of Linton; two brothers, Thatcher (Shelva) Gaither of Terre Haute and Jim (Sherry) Gaither of Linton; three grandchildren, Zach, Addison, and Corbin Gaither; and a step-grandchild, Brady Ellis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Gaither on April 16, 2004, and an infant son, Eric J. Gaither on Aug. 23, 1970.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with James Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.