Larry Guthrie


Larry Dean Guthrie, 74, “went gently into that good night” in the comfort of his home on December 31, 2016, after a lengthy illness. His wife, Marti was by his side.

Larry was born August 23, 1942, in Columbus, to William Francis and Laura (Rediker) Guthrie. Larry lived his entire life in Bartholomew County. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and served in the Indiana Army National Guard for six years. He was a proud 50-plus-year member of Indiana Carpenters Union Local 1775 and retired from Taylor Bros.  Construction Co. after 40 years of service.

Larry had many accomplishments to his credit over his career. Among them was being the supervisor under Virgil Taylor of the covered bridge to Mill Race Park and relocating the ironwork to the top of the Bartholomew County Courthouse. After retiring he had his own business, LDG Fixit, which kept him busy doing the work he loved. He was an avid NASCAR fan and photography enthusiast. He also enjoyed vintage car museums.

Surviving with his wife, Marti Gunder Guthrie, who he married on December 31, 1998, in Columbus, are his sisters, Betty (Richard) Leslie and Barbara Fisher of Columbus; stepchildren, Jane Lucas-Gray, Karen Lucas-Taylor, Hank Seibel, Jason Seibel, Kati Seibel and Wendy Seibel Hamm; nieces and nephews, Jane (DC) Canero, Carol (Wayne) Valentine, Steve (Cathy) Guthrie, Don (Sandra) Guthrie Jr., William (Lana) Guthrie, Richard (Amberley) Leslie and LeaKay (Mike Snyder) Fields; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother, Donald Lee Guthrie, and a younger brother, David Allen Guthrie

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Larry can be made to Bartholomew County Humane Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street. Online condolences may be sent to Larry’s family at

In keeping with Larry’s wishes, he will be cremated. A private celebration of his life will be held at a future date.