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Strather Lainhart

Strather Lainhart, 83, of Connersville, passed away on Aug. 10, 2019, at his residence in Connersville, IN. Strather was born on Nov. 5, 1935, in Jackson County, Kentucky, and is the son of Marlow Lainhart and Nora Fox Lainhart, both of whom preceded him in death.

Strather achieved the rank of Sergeant in the United States Army where he served four years as a vehicle mechanic during the Korean War.

On June 4, 1960, Strather married the love of his life and the mother of his children, Wilma Lainhart. They were blessed with 55 years of marriage until her passing on Nov. 8, 2015.

In 1962, Strather founded Lainhart Excavating in Connersville. In 1979, the business was relocated to Silver City, New Mexico. After 38 years, they retired and returned to Connersville.

He had been a member of Baptist Temple and had recently been attending Crosspointe Biker Church.

Strather loved being outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and camping.

He is survived by a son, Brent (Nancy) Lainhart, of Connersville; two sisters, Marlene (Terry) Dye, of Union County, and Lulia (Tom) Lanter, of Phoenix; two brothers, Kenny (Bertha) Lainhart, of Franklin County, and Lee (Claudette) Lainhart, of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Mark (Natasha) Thompson, Amber Corlis, and Tristan Lainhart, and five great-grandchildren, Liyah, LaPhayne, Desmond, Chayton, and Kyren.

Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kent Bradley Lainhart; eight brothers and sisters; Marion Lainhart, Pearl Powell, Dovie Lainhart, Ira Lainhart, Jean Fields, Cindy Isaacs, Farley Lainhart, and Connie Pendleton.

Visitation for Strather will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Crosspointe Biker Church, 1130 E Baseline Rd, Connersville, IN 47331. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating. Burial with military graveside honors presented by the Fayette County Honor Guard will follow in Dale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family. To sign the online guestbook or send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.