Richard LeRoy Lute, 78, Nevada, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Services were held at First Baptist Church on May 23, at 11 a.m., with William Cox officiating. Singers were Edi Gragg and Delton Fast. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Because He Lives." Pianist was Debbie Fast. Pallbearers were Doug Cross, Jack Mead, Clinton Cross, Dean Walker, Todd Hedger, Larry Hurst, Joel Reavis and Willis Leonard. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.