He disappeared near Ilovaysk during a break from the environment, at the crossroads of roads from the village of Pobeda to Novokaterynivka (Starobeshivskyi district). Fighting comrades said that Herman died from a head wound in a ZIL-131 car No. 6544 H9, which caught fire from an explosion, on the southern exit of the village of Novokaterynivka (Starobeshivskyi district). On September 10, his remains were exhumed and brought to Zaporozhye. He was buried on 7 August 2015 at the Kushugum Cemetery. Identified by DNA examination among the dead, reburied in the Central alley of the Krasnopil cemetery in Dnipro in April 2016.