W. Jayne Lutz, 92

W. Jayne Lutz, 92, of Wabash, died at 2:23 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born July 17, 1923, in Bunker Hill, to Chester and Bertha (Hartgrove) Garbert.

Jayne was a 1941 graduate of Bunker Hill High School. She married C. Rex Lutz on Nov. 26, 1943 in Bunker Hill, he died in Aug. 1, 2003. She was a bookkeeper for Leath Furniture in Wabash retiring in 1984. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

She served as past president for the United Methodist Women, and was a member of the Gusta Robinette Circle. Jayne was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority for 40 years and also an associate member of Delta Theta Tau. She also volunteered for F.I.S.H. 

She is survived by two daughters, Tamara L. (Douglas) Rensberger of Wabash, and Deena B. (Richard) Hipskind of Valparaiso; six grandchildren; Troy D. (Tina) Hartman of Mcintosh, Fla., Clinton C. Hartman of Warsaw, Wesley A. (Jennifer) Hartman and Adam D. Rensberger, both of Wabash, Haley E. Hipskind of Overland Park, Kan., Cheston A. (Abby) Hipskind of Valparaiso; eight great-grandchildren, Dalton S. Hartman and Cooper D. Hartman, both of Mcintosh, Chancelor A. Hartman of Wabash, Nigel L. Grubbs, Nadia E. Grubbs, and Gavin Grubbs, all of Overland Park, Ashlyn P. Hipskind and Ella Hipskind, both of Valparaiso, a brother, Larry L. Garbert of Sebring, Fla., three sisters, Patricia A (Murray) Hamman, Marilyn (James) Allen, and Janet Kay Montgomery, all of Peru. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Joseph H Garbert.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Kurt Freeman and Pastor John Cook officiating.  Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Bunker Hill.  Friends may call 3 - 5 pm Sunday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday.

Preferred memorial is the First United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Jayne may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jan 08