Ronald D. Lutes

Last Updated on June 11, 2015 by cassnetwork

Ronald D. Lutes, 74, of Logansport, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Millers Merry Manor.

Born June 23, 1940, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Donald and Lela Dial Lutes.

Ronald was a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves serving from 1961 to 2000. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

In 1961, Ronald received his B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana State University. In 1968, he graduated of Purdue University, earning his M.S. in the Industrial Administration program. In 1969, he completed his L.L.B. degree at Blackstone School of Law. He completed his PhD in 1972 at Purdue University.

Ronald worked in several different fields. From 1964-69, he worked as an assistant to the Vice-President and Treasurer at Purdue University. He worked from 1969-74 as a manufacturing coordinator at Avon Products. From 1974-78 he was employed as a director of corporate development at CFS Continental in Chicago. From 1978-81, he was an auditing manager with Abbott Industries. From 1981-86, he was the director of corporate audit and senior financial executive with CMC Real Estate Corporation in Chicago. He then worked as a district agent for Prudential Insurance Company and later, Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois from where he retired in 2005 as an independent contractor.

A member of the Baptist Temple, Ronald loved art and traveling. He was also a member of the West Lafayette Masonic Temple.

Surviving are one sister, Linda Lutes Welch, of Logansport; one cousin Richard Dial; two nieces, Beth Ann Welch and Kelly Smith; one nephew Michael Welch; two great-nieces Chloe and Maggie; and special friend Armond Rivizzi.

He was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle Clarence and Dorothy Dial.

Burial was held in Mount Hope Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held 10a.m. Friday June 12, at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hobbs officiating.

Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Temple.

You may light a candle in Ronald’s memory and sign his guestbook at



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