|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1933|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 2007|
March 2, 1933 - Jan. 28, 2007
James E. Lutter, 73, widely-acquainted Noble County agricultural dealer and a resident of rural LaOtto, died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had submitted to routine surgery earlier in the week and his death was unexpected.
Born in Starke County on March 2, 1933, a son of Wilhelm Fredrick and Fredonna (Yarian) Lutter, he moved to the LaOtto area as a child with his parents. A lifelong resident of LaOtto, he graduated from Huntertown High School.
He served in the U.S. Army as a young man and was married to Beverly Rhodes on Oct. 5, 1953, in Columbia City.
Employed in his early years at J.I. Case in Churubusco, he was also engaged in farming in Swan Township. He had been co-owner of LaOtto Farm Supply in LaOtto since 1972, and had continued to remain active in the family business.
In addition to his business career, his life was marked by numerous memberships and activities. A member of Emmanual Lutheran Church in LaOtto, he was also a member of Huntertown Lodge 689 F&AM, had served on the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department for many years and had been a Swan Township 4-H leader for 24 years.
He greatly enjoyed hunting in his leisure time and had taken extended hunting trips to the western United States, Africa and had several overseas hunting expeditions planned for the near future.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly, to whom he was married for more than 52 years; two sons, Randy J. (Diane) Lutter and Dexter A. (Cindy) Lutter, both of rural LaOtto; four brothers, Clarence Lutter and Ralph (Lois) Lutter, both of LaOtto; Bill (Della) Lutter of Huntertown, and Bob (Sharon) Lutter of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gwendoline E. "Gwen" Liggett.
The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, with pastor Sue Socha of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, or one hour prior to the service. Huntertown Lodge 689 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Interment, with military graveside rites, is at Bethlehem Cemetery, north of LaOtto.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Swan Township 4-H or the American Cancer Society.
Wilhelm Frederick Lutter (1897 - 1982)
Fredona Ora Yarian Lutter (1896 - 1981)
Beverly A. Rhodes Lutter (1937 - 2013)
Clarence Sherlock Lutter (1923 - 2014)*
Gwendolin E. Lutter Liggett (1926 - 2006)*
William F. Lutter (1928 - ____)*
Robert E. Lutter (1930 - ____)*
James E Lutter (1933 - 2007)
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