It brings us great sadness to inform you that G.L. is no longer with us. He made his way to
Heaven on Sunday, June 12, 2022. He had a complicated and lengthy run of health issues—he
always bounced back, but cancer finally did him in.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Geraldine (nee Zenner) Luterbach on July
10, 1954. He was one of eight kids, but he was one of a kind. Gary didn’t start walking until he
was 16-months old, but then there was no stopping him. Just ask the high-falutin residents of
Elm Grove, where he tore up the streets with his minibike. He attended St. Mary’s for grade
school and Catholic Memorial High School where he gave the nuns a run for their money. He
could get away with anything though with just a flash of his smile and big dimples.
He worked alongside his dad and brothers where he honed his cement and masonry skills and
became a true artisan, or as he preferred to be called, The Concrete King. In 2005, he started
Gary Luterbach Construction, Inc., where his beautiful work and insurmountable knowledge
were always in high demand. He still has people on his waiting list. (Sorry, guys.)
Gary never deprived himself and found joy in everyday life. The man loved to shop. Whether it
was the mall, Target, or New York City, he’d scour every inch of the place with you. If you
wanted to order dessert, he’d join you. If you wanted “a Starbuck,” he’d pull right in. To him,
steak and lobster was an everyday meal.
Gary leaves behind an extensive collection of work hats from every business known to man as
well as his wife of nearly 32 years, Kelli, who he lovingly referred to as Wombat. He loved being
a dad to Steve, Dan, and Sammy; father-in-law to Heidi, Jodi, and Steve; and a grandpa to
Kenzie, Fischer, Nolan, Amelia, and Charlotte. But we all know Dolly, his loyal pomeranian, was
his favorite, and she will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his father, John; brothers, Alan and Dale; sisters, Christine and Jeannine;
sisters-in-law, Carol and Kris; and brothers-in-law, Mike and Mike. He is also survived by the
Garrett family; his special uncle and aunt, Jim and Mary Jane; a slew of aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces, nephews, friends; and the crowd at Kwik Trip.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Geraldine; brothers, Neal and Leon; and sister, Tutti.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the 10:30 AM memorial
service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home at 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha, WI. Because G.L. loved a buffet, one will be served after the service at Tuscan Hall at 409 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI.
“Where’s the Beef?!”
– Clara Peller from the Wendy’s commercial in 1984
and Gary Luterbach every day since