He was born in Delaware County, the son of Bradley Garrett and Thelma Landess.
Mike attended Purdue University and was most recently employed at IVC in Brazil.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and his hobbies included playing pool, golfing and fishing.
Survivors include companion Barbara Crist; daughter Alayna Garrett DeWees and husband Ben; stepsons Ryan Crist and Dustin Crist; grandchildren Marley Nicole DeWees, Lucas James DeWees, Kolby Ray Sutherlin and Ashton Wade Crist; brother Tim Landess; stepbrother Mike Landess; stepsister Leah Beko; uncles Jerry Landess and James Moyer; aunts Mary Landess and Mert Moyer; nephews Mitch Landess and Sean Landess; nieces Ami Thompson, Tara Sutton, Tori Abbott and Tonya Abbott; and cousins Lisa Reyes and husband Paul, Jim Landess and Gary Landess.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, his mother, stepfather Gene Landess and brother Pat Landess.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.