Donald E. Luther, 81, passed away at his residence on December 11, 2022. On May 11, 1941, he was born to Edward Luther and Nina June Waldo in Kalamazoo, MI.
Donald would marry his sweetheart, Jeanne Cox, at the Nazarene Church in Mishawaka on November 3, 1990. He was a member of the Knox Church of the Nazarene and those who knew him, knew that he was a believer.
He served his country in the United States Air Force for 8 years during the Vietnam Era. Donald worked as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 1995, and he also worked at Brinks Security. His hobbies included being an avid history lover and he enjoyed watching history and old western movies.
Donald is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Aaron Luther of Plymouth; daughters, Megan Luther (William Skorup) of Plymouth, Quinn Li (Dominic) Palmitessa of Warsaw, and Dawn Porter of Santa Maria, CA; and grandchildren, Adyson and Chloe.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margery Luther; mother, Nina June Waldo; and his infant son, Jacob.
Memorial services will be held on January 7, 2023 at 11am CST at the Knox Church of the Nazarene, 1801 S Heaton St, Knox, IN 46534.
Suzanne LJL Gibson says
TO THE ENTIRE LUTHER FAMILY
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF GREAT LOSS
GOD SPEED DONALD THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS
NOW FLY FREE
HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU
GOD BE WITH YOU ALL
Suzanne LJL Gibson says
to Jeanne i am sorry for your loss
God be with you always
Don will always be with you, you have now an amazing
angel with you look around he is there
To Aaron. Megan, Quinn Li , Dawn
sorry for the loss of your Dad i know what it’s like to loss a parent the hurt never goes away you just learn to live with it
he will always be with you
To Adyson and Chloe
your Grandpa will be with you he will be with angel
that guides and listens to you always
again I am so sorry for your loss
God bless you all
J. Brown says
Rest in Pease, Don …from an old 551st Strategic Missile Sq Lincoln, Ne Air Force buddy…. 1962 thru 1966.
Ret Msgt, J. Brown
Lauri Sierens says
I’m so sorry to hear about Dons passing. I wrote a message on here right after you told me, but somehow it never got posted, which is very upsetting.
I will never forget when Don would refer to me as “Lips” because I’m always talking! He had such a great sense of humor. I loved conversing with him. He always had some great stories to tell and could fit in with just about any crowd.
I know he loved you to pieces. You two made a great couple. What one wouldn’t think of, the other would!
Don is at peace now. Not in any pain and in a far better place than we are. It won’t be long until we all will see him again.
Rest In Peace, my friend.
Roxi Ruud says
To all of the Luther’s,
I am so sorry for your loss! Mr. Luther was a wonderful man who was always smiling. He was caring and generous. I was Megan’s first grade teacher and Mr. and Mrs. Luther were always helping and bringing things into the classroom that we needed. He will definitely be missed.