Richard Kent Luther

January 17, 1953 - July 7, 2019
Richard Kent Luther

Richard Kent Luther, age 66 of Wilmington passed away on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Patricia Austin Luther.

He was born on January 17th, 1953 to Harris Scarborough Luther, Jr. and Elizabeth Thrower Luther.

He attended New Hanover High School, and retired from General Electric after a 38-year career. Like his wife Pat and son Evan, Richard worked in law enforcement as a special deputy sheriff with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Richard was a football official with the NCHSAA for 28 years, and was a score table official for over 20 years at UNCW basketball games. Richard was a member of Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Wilmington, NC.

He is survived by his three sons, Paul Leon Pfeifer and wife Tracy, Christopher Scott Luther and wife Shanna, and Evan Kent Luther; three grandchildren, Benjamin Wesley Pfeifer, Morgan Elizabeth Luther, and Austin Thomas Luther; his sister, Robin Harts and husband Greg, brother Harris S. Luther, III and wife Nubang; and granddog 1st Sgt. Stan.

The memorial service will be held at 11am Monday, July 15, 2019, at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, Richard requested that memorial contributions be made to Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church.

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  • July 08, 2019
    Emily Miller Ashe says:
    So sorry to hear of Richards passing. I knew him from GE and most recently found out that he went to Chestnut Street school the same time I did. God bless your family.

  • July 08, 2019
    Eddie Spencer says:
    Sorry to hear this sad news, worked with Richard for 25 years at GE, always a great guy to be around. Also seen him at all the UNCW basketball games, my prayers and thoughts go out to his family members and friends, my he rest in Peace. Eddie Spencer

  • July 09, 2019
    Chuck McKinney says:
    Sorry to hear about Richard. I too worked with him and played golf with him. Thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends.

  • July 09, 2019
    Pat and Teresa Harrell says:
    I was so shocked and saddened. Richard was a great man that we knew for many years! I enjoyed playing golf with Richard and I'm so thankful that his son, Evan, and I were able to play golf recently together. Teresa and I loved his sense of humor and enjoyed being his Facebook friend. May God Bless his family with the peace knowing that he and Pat are together again in heaven. Richard, you will be missed!!

  • July 09, 2019
    Richard Crelin says:
    Sorry to hear about Richards passing, our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.