Kenneth Luther

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


  1. Clarice and Rick Wittmann on October 3, 2023 at 10:51 am

    What a joy to have been Ken’s friend for many years! Connie—you and your family are in my prayers! Please know how much we care and love you! Ken- rest in peace in the arms of Jesus—no more pain from this horrible disease!!

  2. Nikki Crowley- Silverado Assisted Living on October 4, 2023 at 8:33 am

    I only knew Ken for a short time. However, he kept me on my toes. He would talk with me about the meeting we should set up but only if I had time :). Then we would talk about the partners and what he had planned for the day. Such a wonderful man and a joy to be around. Sending prayers to Ken and the entire Luther Family. May you soon be able to replace your sorrow with all the wonderful memories of joy through the years. Until then may GOD comfort your hearts and surround you all with love.

  3. Steve Sturdevant on October 7, 2023 at 12:04 am

    Ken was an outstanding person who was dependable and sincere and respected. We met through the TKE fraternity 60 years ago and have shared many friends, conversations and laughs. We always had a warm and truly friendly relationship. Rest in Peace along with our buddies from years past. Connie, you have shown much love when Ken needed you most.

  4. Gary Dozier on October 9, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Ken hired me to work for the H.D.Lee company. I was fortunate to have the pleasure of working with him for the next five or so years. He was a bright, resourceful, and dedicated guy that would help anyone that needed it. He helped me many times throughout my career, and I can say it was a tremendous pleasure working with him, and knowing him. The world has lost a fine human being with his passing. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord. God bless you Connie and the rest of your family. I hope we can stay in touch. Our love to you all.

  5. Andrew Harber on October 17, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I am keeping you in my thoughts Connie. May his memory be a blessing.

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