Washington, D.C.  20549

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Amendment No.:  *

Name of Issuer:  Gentex Corp.

Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

CUSIP Number:  371901109

Check the following line if a fee is being paid with this
statement.  X  (A fee is not required only if the filing person:
(1) has a previous statement on file reporting beneficial
ownership of more than five percent of the class of securities
described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no amendment subsequent
thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent or less of
such class.)  (See Rule 13d-7).

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to
the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment
containing information which would alter the disclosures provided
in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page
shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall
be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person
         Denver Investment Advisors LLC
         Tax ID:  84-1284659

2.  Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group


3.  SEC Use Only

4.  Citizenship or Place of Organization

Number of Shares Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

5.  Sole Voting Power:

6.  Shared Voting Power:

7.  Sole Dispositive Power:

8.  Shared Dispositive Power:

9.  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

10. Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain

11. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)

12. Type of Reporting Person

Item 1(a) Name of Issuer:  Gentex Corp.

      (b)Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
         600 North Centennial Street
         Zeeland, MI  49464

Item 2(a) - (c).  Name, Principal Business Address, and
Citizenship of Person:

         Denver Investment Advisors LLC ("DIA")
         1225 17th Street, 26th Floor
         Denver, Colorado 80202
         Place of Organization: Colorado

    (d)  Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

    (e)  CUSIP Number:  371901109

Item 3.  This statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b), or
         13d-2(b) and DIA is an investment adviser registered
         under Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of
         1940.  This statement reflects DIA's beneficial
         ownership as of December 31, 1995.


Item 4.  Ownership.
         The information in rows 5 through 11 on the cover page
         of this Schedule 13G is incorporated herein by
         reference.  See item 6 of this Schedule.

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another
         Various persons other than DIA have the right to receive
         or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or
         the proceeds from the sale of, the common stock of the

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary
         Which Acquired the Security Being Reported by the Parent
         Holding Company.

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of the Group.

Item 10. Certification.
         By signing below I certify that, to the best of my
         knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above
         were acquired in the ordinary course of business and
         were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the
         effect of changing or influencing the control of the
         issuer of such securities and were not acquired in
         connection with or as a participant in any transaction
         having such purposes or effect.

         After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge
         and belief, I certify that the information set forth in
         this statement is true, complete and correct.

    Denver Investment Advisors LLC

By:/s/ KENNETH V. PENLAND                   March 4, 1996           
    ______________________                  _____________________  
   Name:  Kenneth V. Penland                Date
   Title: Chairman