Bernard "Butch" Lutter

Bernard (Butch) Lutter, 71, of Tucson, Arizona was welcomed home to the Lord on

April 17, 2019. A beautiful soul has been welcomed to heaven. He was born July 1, 1947

and raised on a cattle ranch in South Dakota. With almost his first breath he was a

cowboy. As a small child he was already riding his horse Midnight to school. He often

talked about riding his horse to school everyday, one could say, as Midnight was known

not to be very agreeable.

Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Donna, his daughters, Trisha (DJ) Towanda-

Cox, and Crystal (Scott) Johnson, his brothers Lloyd (Jerri) Lutter, Kerry (Janet) Lutter,

Timothy (Janet) Lutter, Deneil (Mary) Lutter, James (Cindy) Lutter, and sister Lauree

(Don) Scott.

Butch deeply loved the Lord, his family, his many friends, and his animals. He always

had a cheerful story to tell and never failed to offer a helping hand to those in need.

He was born to be a cowboy, with a passion for horses and spent most of his life

riding and training horses. He competed in carriage driving and rode with the U.S.

Marshall's Posse in Colorado and in addition participated in many parades. Butch was

very instrumental in putting on many Carriage Driving Events in Tucson. He did the

hard ground work and on occasion he competed...always to be cheered on as a crowd


After earning his degree in construction, Butch worked for numerous construction

companies, building houses and eventually owned his own excavating company.

Donna and Butch met because they shared a passion for flying small planes. Butch

loved his single engine tail draggers. He has taken his final flight to be with our lord.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Craig Hospital Foundation, 3425

South Clarkson Street, Englewood, Co 80113. Send in “Memory of Bernard Lutter.

Without Craig Hospital Butch would not have survived yet alone be able to live the

productive life he enjoyed for so many years beyond his injury.

The funeral will be at St. Pius X Church, 1800 North Camino Pio Decimo, Tucson, AZ.

Viewing will be at 9:30 and Mass will follow at 10:00. Lunch will be provided following

Mass at the church hall.