Official Obituary of

Richard "Rick" Bennett Luther

October 14, 1962 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Richard "Rick" Luther Obituary

Richard “Rick” Bennett Luther of South Whitley, Indiana passed away at 12:12 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 60.  He lost his battle with pancreatic cancer but gained a new body and home in Heaven!

He was born on October 14, 1962, in Noble County, Indiana to Peggy J. (Middleton) Hartman and Franklin W. Luther.  Rick was a 1982 graduate of East Noble High School.  On June 16, 1993, Rick married the love of his life, Cathy Lynn Overbey, and were blessed to share 30 years together before he passed away.  

Rick worked as a plumber for most of his life and was a reliable employee for Redman Plumbing Services in Columbia City, Indiana for over 25 years and also worked for a year for New Plumbing and Heating in Warsaw.  He was of Pentecostal faith and dearly enjoyed spending time with his wife, Cathy.  He loved his wife and always put her needs first before his own during his illness.  He enjoyed getting together with his friends every Saturday for a meal and he always enjoyed a good trip camping.  Rick was a big-hearted person and would help anyone in need.  Over the years he could be counted on by many of his friends in his community.  Rick will be forever remembered as a faithful husband, loving son, brother and friend to many who will be dearly missed. 

He leaves behind his wife, Cathy Luther (South Whitley, IN); mother, Peggy J. Hartman (Peru, IN); sister, Arlene Luther (David) Miller (Edwardsville, IN); half-brother, Arlie Hartman (Indianapolis, IN); and half-sister, Amanda Luther Holmer (Indianapolis, IN).  Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Mary Bell Overbey (Claypool, IN); brother-in-law, Jamie (Stephanie) Overbey (Silver Lake, IN); and his sister-in-law, Patty (John) Lyons (Bourbon, IN).  He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin W. Luther on March 11, 2008, and his father-in-law James Edward Overbey on August 3, 2023

Rick’s life will be celebrated with a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023, and officiated by Pastor Luther Bailey at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.  Friends and family may visit an hour prior to the service from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  A graveside service will follow at South Whitley Cemetery in South Whitley, Indiana.

Friends and family are invited for a funeral dinner at 12:30 p.m. after the graveside service on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Amvets Post #2919, 234 S. State Street, South Whitley, Indiana. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Cathy Luther, 105 W. Pine Street, South Whitley, IN  46787 to go towards care for daily and medical expenses.

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September 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Funeral Service
September 18, 2023

10:00 AM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580


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