Kathy Luther

December 30, 1948June 9, 2019

Kathy Howe Luther, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 in her home. Kathy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on December 30, 1948, a daughter of the late William Chace and Claire Louise (Fitzpatrick) Luther. She moved with her family to Sullivan, Maine when she was five and spent seven happy years there. The family moved to Elkhart in 1960 and Kathy graduated from Elkhart High School in 1966. She attended Kalamazoo College and graduated from IUPU-Fort Wayne. Kathy retired from Verizon after 35 years. Kathy loved role playing games, code word puzzles, music, and reading. Most of all, Kathy loved all animals, especially dogs and cats. Over the years she had many pets who she loved dearly and who enriched her life. She is survived by her sisters, Susan (Steve) Luther Criscenzo from Durham, North Carolina, Karen Luther from Warwick, Rhode Island, and Candace Luther from Elkhart, Indiana; sister-in-law, Scotty (Judy) Luther of Plainfield; two nephews, Matthew William Criscenzo and Daniel Joseph Criscenzo; three nieces, Zoe Nicole Sprouls, Marissa Katherine Sprouls, and Allison Rose Criscenzo; as well as cousins, aunts, and an uncle. In addition to her parents, Kathy is predeceased by her brother, William Chace Luther Jr. A memorial will be held at a future date. Those wishing to honor Kathy’s memory may make a donation to The Cheetah Conservation Fund or any animal charity of their choosing. Arrangements by Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, Fort Wayne.


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Slade Kinslayer

June 15, 2019

I always liked gaming and talking to Kathy. She alway made an adventure more enjoyable. I know we'll miss her.

Slade and Tan-yar

Kilroy Jedkree

June 15, 2019

She was always writing journals of the adventures as they progressed. And the ribbons in her hair for DM's to ----- I will always remember her laugh and smile. Thel will miss you Kathy.... Kilroy

Janet King

June 14, 2019

I have known Kathy since late 80's. I helped her make her first garb( costume) for the SCA. She will ever be a gentle trusting voice for me. She was heavily involved with the conservation and reintroduction of River Otters in Indiana. For many of us Kathy and the Otters are one of the same being. She is with us yet parted in this mortal coil.