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Obituary: Kevin D. Lutes, Columbus

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Kevin D. Lutes, 54, of County Road 500W, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Kevin served in Europe as a member of the United States Army. For his exceptional efforts with the United States Army Southern European Task Force in Turkey, he received the Army Commendation Medal and a Certificate of Achievement, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army for superior performance while assigned to the 81st U.S. Army Field Artillery Group. He was an avid golfer and Indianapolis 500 fan.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. The Rev. Ron Bridgewater will officiate and military honors will be conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard. Calling will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tara Treatment Center.

Born in Batesville Sept. 15, 1958, Kevin was the son of Sandy Morton Gibson of Columbus and the late James Dale Lutes.

He is survived by his mother; sisters, Melinda, Debbie, Kim, Lori, Jackie and Darla; a stepson, Christopher Jewell; a stepsister, Jackie Ayres of Columbus; and a stepbrother, Jeff Gibson of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his father.

You may view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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