The Rev. John C. Louthain, 88, Warsaw, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
He was born March 25, 1925, near Walton in Cass County, 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 wDec. 20, 1957, in Upland. She 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 of 55 years, Blanche (Burwell) Louthain, Warsaw; his daughter, Hilda (and spouse David) Fyock, Nampa, Idaho; two sons, Charles (and spouse 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, Joanne Carter, Thorntown, Anna Carter, Kokomo, Jeanne (husband Bill) Allen, Kokomo, and Marilyn (husband Joe) Skaggs, Shipshewana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Nettie Louthain; and a brother, Wade Louthain.
A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 to 7 p.m. Monday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
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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