Andy Joe Lute Sr. went home today. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 13, 2023. He was born Jaunuary 4, 1948 to the late Andrew (Buss) Lute and Opal Lute.
On February 10, 1968 he was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Redoutey who proceeded him in death on April 7, 1998.
He is survived by 4 sons; Andy J. (Angie) Lute Jr., Timothy W. Lute, Jeffery A. Lute and Tyler J. Slark. 2 daughters; Andrea (Shaun) Stewart, and Samantha J. (Mark) Crabtree. 2 brothers; James (Loretta) Lute, and Jerry Lute. 1 sister; Carol (Tom) Baker. Several nieces and nephews. 13 grandchildren; Brandy, Mark, Justin, Taylor, Megan, Kayla, Katricia, Abigail, Katelyn, Parker, Riley, Madelyn, and Kolton. 10 great grandchildren; Braxton, Jayden, Landon, Allie, Rhett, Tayen, Rory, Amir, Hunter, and Tanner
Andy went to school and graduated in the class of ‘66. Andy was a Vietnam Veteran. He joined the Army when he was 18, where he fought for his country as a young scared man and came home a hero. Andy married the love of his life and started a family. Ruth was taken too soon, but now they are back together after 25 years of separation. He worked for and retired from the railroad. He was the hardest worker, and did everything he could to provide for his family. Andy was the best man. Everyone knew him and loved him. He had the goofiest laugh and craziest jokes. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He always provided for and helped those he loved. He was the best Papaw anyone could ask for. His memory will live on just as we have kept Ruth’s alive. Any and everyone was blessed to know him.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Otway. Burial will follow in Garvin Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of the funeral on Wednesday.
To help the family with funeral expenses, donations can be made to Botkin Hornback Funeral Home.