Reverend John C. Louthain, 88, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
He was born on March 25, 1925, near Walton in Cass County, Ind., to Ellery Arthur and Mary Evaleen (Kingery) Louthain. He graduated from Ervin High School, Howard County, in 1943, and then was inducted 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.
He married Blanche Burwell on Dec. 20, 1957, in Upland, Ind., who survives. He graduated from Taylor University in 1958 and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1962, and 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.
He is survived by his wife: Blanche (Burwell) Louthain, Warsaw; his daughter: Hilda (David) Fyock, Nampa, Idaho; two sons: Charles (Karen) Louthain, Warsaw; and Marvin Louthain, Sunbury, Ohio; three grandsons: Micah and Sean Fyock, Nampa, Idaho; and Zachary Beck, Warsaw; five sisters: Charlotte Hunter, Kokomo, Ind.; Joanne Carter, Thorntown, Ind.; Anna Carter, Kokomo; Jeanne (Bill) Allen, Kokomo; Marilyn (Joe) Skaggs, Shipshewana, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister: Nettie Louthain; and his brother: Wade Louthain.
Visitation is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood, Ind. The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor Dale Linhart officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions are to be made to The Salvation Army, 501 Arthur St., Warsaw, IN 46580; World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553, or to Otterbein United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Atwood, IN 46502.
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