Ronald D. Lute

January 29, 1936 - December 24, 2021

Ronald D. Lute, age 85 of West Union, Ohio, passed away December 24, 2021.  He was born January 29, 1936 in West Union to the late Otis and Opal Lute.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Lute.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann (Bayless) Lute of West Union and brother Melvin (Johanna) Lute of Independence, Ky.  He is also survived by his Children: Linda Lute of Winchester, Debbie Lute of Greenfield and Rhonda (Scott) McFarland of West Union; daughter in law, Sharon Lute of Manchester; Grandchildren: Amber (Jon) Copas, Summer (Shawn) Anon, Dusty (David) Knauff, Savannah (Nathan) Bennington, and Carson (finance-Madison) McFarland; Great-grandchildren: Ryken Copas, Kelden Copas, Aidan Anon, Cory (Cassandra) Tolle, and Caesynn McFarland; great-great grandchild Weston James Denver Tolle; and many other family and dear friends.

Ronnie owned and operated his own HVAC, plumbing, and electrical business for many years in West Union.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and member of the Veterans Club, active as a member of the honor guard in the local V.F.W.  Ronnie had a love for history and the outdoors which included his favorite hobbies of hunting and fishing, along with watching Reds baseball and Ohio State Football.  He loved spending time with his family and many close friends.  If it needed fixed, Ronnie was the guy that everyone called in Adams County, often times never charging for his knowledge and services.  He was quick with a joke and a smile, always willing to help others in times of need.

The public visitation is 1 – 2 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public graveside funeral is 3 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at West Union Village Cemetery 5096 Pumpkin Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio 45693. Scott McFarland will officiate. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military graveside service.

The family is requesting that all attendees please wear a mask due to recent spike in COVID.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ron Lute Memorial Scholarship Fund, set up at First State Bank, National Bank of Adams Co., or through the family’s Venmo or PayPal accounts, to benefit students entering a trade school for certification in electrical, plumbing, or HVAC.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.



Rhonda Henderson - Feb 3, 2022
Sorry for your loss
Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Jan 2, 2022
Dear Lute Families, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely,
Erma Bayless - Dec 29, 2021
RIP Ronnie ..gone but not forgotten 🥰🥰
Sarah Miller - Dec 29, 2021
I am a retired Home Health Aide and this is how I met Ronnie. He was helping some of the clients I had. He was a truly good friend to these people and always there when needed. I admired him very much. A great human being. Need more like him.
Judy Laney - Dec 28, 2021
So sorry in loss of your dad. Tboughts and prayers to you your family and your mom
John T and Elaine Lafferty - Dec 28, 2021
We send our sincere sympathy to all of Ronnie's family. He was a god-send to Bill and Grace as well as to many others in our community through many years. We know that many memories will be of comfort to his family.
Sharon Ashley - Dec 28, 2021
Prayers & condolence sent for the loss of your loved one..
Rick and Belinda (Thatcher) Sininger - Dec 28, 2021
Ronnie came to our rescue many times when we had furnace problems. We know the family has a "garden of memories sprayed with a million tears". Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mary Jane Campbell - Dec 28, 2021
I am so sorry for you loss. I will miss talking with Ronnie about guns. He was the perfect neighbor. Ann, Rhonda, if you need me, I'll be there. Hugs and prayers.