He was a graduate of Warsaw Central School, class of 1972, and owned and operated the Tri Gott Auto Parts in Warsaw. He also was a mechanic for First Student in Java.
Surviving is a brother, William Getty Jr. of Houghton, three nieces and nephews and one great niece and one great nephew.
Family and friends may gather from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the Houghton Wesleyan Church where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Wesley Oden will officiate. Burial will be in Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Pendleton.