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
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.