Luther was born in Reeds Spring to William Allen "Allen" Hembree and Lillie May Logan. He owned Fairy Cave, which is called Talking Rocks Cave today. He married in Stone Co, MO to Marjorie Powell. They had two children before they divorced. Luther died in a car accident in Lawrence Co, MO after his car hit the side of the stanchor (?) as he was entering the bridge. He was 38.