Richard Lutes passed away peacefully July 21, 2016, at his home in Rock Springs.
As a baby of a soldier at Fort Lewis, he was born in Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 24, 1942, the first of four children born to Jack B. Lutes and E. LaVera Curdy Lutes.
Shortly thereafter, the family moved back to Bozeman, Mont., where he spent his youth.
Lutes loved to participate in pranks and challenge the rules growing up and gave his friends and family nicknames out of love.
He was a great storyteller and his gift of storytelling served him all his life. It's what helped him succeed as a bartender and salesman....