Robert Earl Lutz, 74 years of age, of Fishers, Indiana, entered his eternal rest in the loving arms of Jesus in Heaven on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. He was born on March 25, 1944 to Harold Leo Lutz and Virginia Maxine Bunce Lutz in Indianapolis, IN.
He graduated from Howe High School, but he also took night classes at Arsenal Technical High School to complete his credits for early graduation in January of 1962. He entered the workforce full time from then on working in many different trades and careers. He married Jacqueline Mulry Lutz in May of 1962. They had 4 children together. His many different jobs spanning almost 60 years included machine shop work, maintenance work (he could fix just about anything, or tell you who to have fix it, if not), and as a projectionist at many different theaters, including the Eastwood Theater when “Star Wars” came out in 1977. He earned his Real Estate license and later his broker’s license in the 1980s. He later became more interested in real estate management. He joined Kirkpatrick Management Company in 2001 where he was a Senior Association Property Manager. He won the 2012 Sheila Garrett Association Property Manager of the year award for outstanding and meritorious service to Kirkpatrick’s clients. He was nominated again in 2015. “He was a dedicated property manager who always put his clients first,” the owner, Rob Kirkpatrick, stated about his devotion to his work. That was his work ethic!
He and Jackie were very happily married for over 31 years until her death in 1993. He later married Susan Hart Lutz in 1994 and adopted her 2 children. They were also very happily married for 24 years. Bob battled Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 5 years ago, as well as prostate cancer. He beat them both, however and enjoyed many healthy years until the last few months with a recurrence of the Non-Hodgkin’s, which ultimately took his life. He fought hard to stay with his family and with much courage, but sadly it proved too much on him. He was surrounded by his family as he passed and is truly missed!
Among his interests were classic cars, especially Ford Mustangs and 1957 Chevys! He owned and customized a 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra “Terminator” that was his pride and joy. He enjoyed boating and spending time with his family. He also loved movies and often quoted famous movie lines! He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather (Papaw) and great-grandfather, as well as loved and respected by many friends and acquaintances. He was an amazing, witty, fun-loving man and a man of integrity! He was a committed believer in Jesus and loved the Lord and all his family with his whole heart. Nothing was more important to him and he showed it by always being there at the big and the small events in their lives!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Lutz, Virginia Maxine Lutz, and his first wife, Jackie.
His surviving family include his wife, Susan Hart Lutz, sister, Darlene Lutz Robinson (Joe), brother, David Lutz (Shelby), daughters, Sherrie Lutz, Laurie Lutz Andrews (Todd), Robin Lutz Clark (Dean), Ashley Lutz Currin, sons, James Lutz (Melanie), and Isaac Lutz (Lorraine). Eleven Grandchildren: Kathryn Andrews Potter (Ben), Kristin Andrews Stout (Ben), Nicholas Andrews, Alexandria Clark, Jameson Lutz, Bella and Daniel Currin, Jack and Harper Lutz, Evan and Emma Piske. Three great- grandchildren: Eliana and Micah Potter, Kira Stout and two on the way, as well as many nieces and nephews.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” May God bless him!
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 21st from 4-7 PM in Post Road Christian Church. Funeral will be Friday June 22nd at 11:00 AM with an hour’s visitation before from 10-11 AM. Pastor David Todd from the Indianapolis House of Prayer will officiate.
Memorial donations can be made in Bob’s name to the Indianapolis House of Prayer, of which he and Susy were dedicated members.