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home : obituaries : obituaries June 25, 2016

10/21/2013 8:00:00 AM
Reverend John C. Louthain
Mar. 25, 1925 - Oct. 19, 2013

Reverend John C. Louthain, 88 of Warsaw, died at 4:55 am Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center.

John was born on March 25, 1925, near Walton in Cass County, Indiana to Ellery Arthur and Mary Evaleen (Kingery) Louthain. Having graduated from Ervin High School, Howard County in 1943, John entered into the U.S. Army in January 1945 at the age of 19. He served in Okinawa and Japan and was discharged in November 1946.

John married Blanche Burwell on Dec. 20, 1957, in Upland, Indiana, who survives. He graduated from Taylor University in 1958 and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1962. John then served as Pastor for the United Methodist Church in Northern Indiana, retiring in 1989. Since retirement, he has lived in Ohio, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Blanche (Burwell) Louthain, Warsaw; his daughter, Hilda Fyock and husband David, Nampa, Idaho; two sons, Charles Louthain and wife Karen, Warsaw and Marvin Louthain, Sunbury, Ohio; three grandsons, Micah and Sean Fyock, Nampa, Idaho and Zachary Beck, Warsaw; five sisters, Charlotte Hunter, Kokomo, Joanne Carter, Thorntown, Anna Carter, Kokomo, Jeanne Allen and husband Bill, Kokomo, Marilyn Skaggs and husband Joe, Shipshewana; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding John in death are his sister, Nettie Louthain and brother, Wade Louthain.

Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood with Pastor Dale Linhart officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Visitation hours will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, 2013, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions are to be made to The Salvation Army, 501 Arthur St., Warsaw, Indiana 46580; World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, Indiana 46553 or to Otterbein United Methodist Church, O.O. Box 98, Atwood, Indiana 46502.

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