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Kenneth Luther, aged 80, a long-time resident of Kansas City, MO, peacefully departed this world on September 28, 2023, while residing at the Silverado Memory Community after many
years of living with Lewy Body Dementia.
Ken was born on August 22, 1943, in San Luis Obispo, CA. He attended school in the Center District and proudly graduated from Center High School as a member of the Class of 1961. Ken continued his education at the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). During his time at UMKC, he became a cherished member of TKE fraternity, forging friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Ken was preceded in death by his loving parents, Edward and Edith Luther, as well as his brother-in-law, Jim Carroll. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie Luther; sister, Renee Carroll; son, Doug; daughter, Christy; daughter-in-law, Dr. Kelly Trowbridge; father-in-law, Howard Franklin; mother-in-law, Chris Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family so much and delighted in seeing them become adults.
Ken was respected and admired throughout his career at H.D. Lee, Arthur Young, and, as he always said, “the best career move ever” as Executive Director of the Thompson Coburn law firm in St. Louis for 17 years.
He was a Christian man who was strong in his faith and active at the First Baptist Church of Raytown for 56 years. Ken also had a deep love for the lake and winters in Naples, FL, both places where he found peace and rest. Additionally, he dedicated himself to genealogy, researching and preserving the history of the Luther family.
Ken’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and enduring friendships that will continue on.
Services to honor Ken’s life will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Heartland, located at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Prior to the service, a visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Heartland. Private burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery.
If you are unable to attend the service, you may view it @ 11:00 AM 0n 10/06/2023, via livestream. View Ken’s Service Here
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Connection Point Church at 10500 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138, or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Kansas City