Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937

Greg Thomas Lutz was born June 6, 1981, the first son of Lowell and Lona (Starke) Lutz. He attended G-S-M and Midkota Schools, graduating in 1999. The next 2 years, Greg attended Wahpeton SSS, graduating with a degree in Auto Mechanics. He worked a short time for H & J Machining in Carrington and Mike Delfs Trucking, Binford.

Greg then turned to his true love, the land, and began farming with his dad. Greg was married briefly during this time. He always wanted a daughter, and the marriage brought him 2 step-daughters, Natalie and Lillian. Greg said, “They are the best little girls in the world.” He so enjoyed going to their school events, bringing them to the farm, carving pumpkins together, and going Trick-or-Treating in costume himself.

Greg was keenly aware of the importance of hometown loyalty.  He tried to do business within our area. Greg has a sandwich named after him at the local Ice Cream Shoppe.

Greg was referred to as a “gentle giant.” He supported the Chimbote, Peru fundraiser each year, buying alpaca blankets, which he loved, and then gifting them. He had a soft spot for homeless animals, mostly kitties, many of which still live at the farm. He complimented people for jobs well done. He said “Thank you,” to everyone, often with a gift of appreciation. He gave presents when there was no occasion at all.

He was known for his generous spirit, hearty sense of humor, genuine kind nature, vivid imagination and creativity. He often said, “I’ve been thinking…” He was ‘the man with the plan.’

Greg was a conscientious farmer, following his dad’s no-till practices. He researched, asked questions, and made good choices. His goal was not only to keep the family farm alive, but also to preserve the land.

Greg died Monday, October 7, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo at age 38. He leaves his parents, one brother, Jared (Lena),  3 nephews, 2 nieces, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to a no-kill animal rescue or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Noon-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 2:30PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

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11 Comments

  1. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of Greg’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  2. Our family will miss him every day and our lives will never be the same.

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  3. Greg was a good friend and at one time he worked for us at the shop. Greg was a very thoughtful young man. He was kind and would help anyone. He was very thoughtful and kind. He had a heart of gold. He always liked kids. I can only think that there was a young lady out there that would have been blessed to have Greg for a husband and father. We will miss him. We will miss and remember Greg with his smile and big heart.

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  4. I’ll never forget Greg. He’s one of my best friends ever. He will be missed very much. So many thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones.

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  5. All our thoughts and Prayers to the family. Greg was a very good friend and always sought out Roger for help. We will miss him greatly. Our deepest sympathy.
    Roger and Linda Lauckner

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  6. I will miss Greg with every breathe I take for the rest of my life. He was the best man I’ve ever known and I am so thankful that I got to have him in my life.

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  7. We thought the world of Greg. He was loved by so many people. He will be missed greatly. We will always remember the stories of fun times he and our daughter and granddaughters shared. Randy and Maxine Cooper

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  8. He was a truly kind student. I will always remember him.

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  9. Heartbreaking news. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of Greg’s friends and family. A lot of great memories growing up with Greg.

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  10. I’m very sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Your family is in my Thoughts and Prayers. Greg’s passing will leave a BIG void in the world. I have many school aged memories of Greg that will keep his spirit alive. He was a great guy!

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  11. Greg was a wonderful father and husband to my girls and I. Even with thousands of miles between us he was still a great friend, who I miss dearly. We were lucky to have gotten be a part of his life for so many years. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you all and praying for you in this extremely difficult time. We will miss him always.

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