Garret graduated from Waverly High School in 1975 and from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU. He worked his whole career in the dairy processing industry. He was on the board of directors of the Trout Council and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. He also served as trustee on the Antrim Township Board.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Christine; sister, Karen; brother, Timothy (Susan); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and other extended family members.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, as well as one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Shiawassee County Humane Society.