Charles E. ‘Pete’ Luttrell

Oct. 4, 1925-March 28, 2024


Charles E. “Pete” Luttrell, 98, of Crawfordsville passed away March 28, 2024, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was a resident at Whitlock Place in Crawfordsville.

Pete was born Oct. 4, 1925, at Dunnville, Kentucky, to the late Everett and Chloe (McDonald) Luttrell.

Pete proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. A proud recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and an Oak Leaf Cluster. He married the love of his life, Dorothe Jewell Reed, on Dec. 25, 1943. She preceded him in death June 20, 2003.

Pete retired from Traylor Brothers after 30 years of service working construction in tunnels. He was a member of Parkersburg Christian Church.

Throughout his life, Pete found happiness in the simple things ­— the sunshine warmth, riding his bike, and watching sports. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending many NASCAR events. Pete was able to attend the World Series Baseball Game between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants in 1962. On Oct. 31, 2015, Pete participated in the Indy Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his son, Robert. This became a highlight in his life. Pete enjoyed traveling to watch his son, Robert, compete in drag races. In his younger years, he could be found raccoon hunting with his fellow friends.

Pete will be deeply missed by son Robert (Lelane) Luttrell; daughters, Marion (Gary) Rall and Lucinda (Casey) Lashley; grandchildren, Meredeth (Warren) McMahon Fox, Sean (Angel) McMahon, Adam Luttrell, Matt (Kristen) Luttrell and Joe (Ashley) Luttrell; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Charles, Layla, Addison, Emorie, Gisele, Dashiell, Talia and Dovelyn; and great-great-grandchildren Stella and Abel.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife Dorothe; sons, Billy Reed Luttrell and Charles “Tony” Luttrell; daughter Elizabeth Fargo; sisters, Pauline Vaughn and Joyce Doan; and brother Gerald Luttrell.

A visitation for Pete will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Friday, April 5 from noon until the time of celebration of life at 2 p.m. Pastor Cody Hargis will officiate and military honors will be presented by the United States National Guard and Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Ladoga Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Pete’s name to Honor Flight, P.O. Box 10, Plainfield, IN 46168, or donated online at

Share memories and condolences online at