Michael Lutes, 76, of Warsaw, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at his home.
Michael was born on July 22, 1947, in Warsaw, and was the son of John and Joan Ruse Lutes. He was a graduate of Warsaw Community High School; he then enlisted in the United Sates Army. While serving in the Army, he was a medic during the Vietnam War.
He would marry Carolyn Pifer on Sept. 28, 1968, in Warsaw and welcome three children.
Michael worked as an inventory control manager for Dow Chemical Company. He enjoyed taking photographs of his family, nature and old cars. He also enjoyed going to antique car shows. Michael loved being a home body and working around the house.
Michael is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of Warsaw; their children: Laura (David) Hale, of Warsaw; Renee (Rob) Parker, of Winona Lake; and Josh (Stephanie), of Holly Springs, N.C.; grandchildren: Samantha (Calvin Bender) Hale, Courtney Hale, Trenton Parker, Ella Lutes, Kiersten Parker, Lila Lutes and Owen Lutes; and a brother, Chris (Janet) Lutes.
He was preceded in passing by his parents.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 2 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. Funeral services will follow at noon in the funeral chapel with Pastor Jeff Pfeifer officiating.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military honors.
Memorial donations can be made to Elara Caring, 7030 Pointe Inverness Way #230, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
To sign the guestbook or send a condolence to the family please visit www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.