Pastor Luther  Foster
Pastor Luther Foster, 85, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Nov. 4, 2019, at Loogootee Nursing Center. Luther was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Petersburg, the son of James Franklin and Lula (Frentress) Foster. He married Margaret Genevieve Foster and she preceded him in death. He then married Vernadine Zigler.
Luther had been a pastor for several churches and retired from Knoxville Wesleyan Holiness Church in Knoxville, Ohio, after serving there 25 years. He enjoyed yard work, painting and getting together with family and singing. Luther also enjoyed church functions as well as church camps.
Survivors include his wife, Vernadine Foster of Shoals; his children, Robert Luther Foster, James Palmer Foster and his wife Tracy, Patricia Ann Maser and her husband Keith, William Eugene Foster and his wife Jan, Sharon Kay Ackley and her husband Roy, Doris Mae Myers and her husband James, Janet Sue Gutierrez and her husband Diego, Larry Ray Foster and his wife Cheryl, Esther Lou McMaster and her husband Pete, Deborah Lyn Newton and her husband Joel, John Alan Foster, Mary Beth Brett and her husband Kevin; sisters Dorothy Benge, Gettie Daffron, Mary Small; 40 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Luther is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret Foster; four brothers, Claude, George, Dwayne and James Foster; four sisters, Clyde Byrd, Edith McCain, Lorena Fulcher, Annabelle Sheetz, infant daughter Rachel and daughter Sarah Jane.
Friends may visit with Luther's family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington, Indiana. Luther's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Trinity Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1600 State St., Washington, Indiana, with Revs. James Myers, Mark Hamaker and John Zeigler officiating. Luther will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Elnora. Online memories may be shared with Luther's family and friends at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Foster family with service details.
Published on November 5, 2019


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