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Oliver Lewis "Lewie" Rainwater

May 24, 1943 — November 4, 2020

Oliver Lewis “Lewie” Rainwater, age 77 of West Lebanon, IN, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Lewie was born on May 24, 1943 in Somerset, KY. He was the son of Edward J. and Beatrice (Burton) Rainwater. Lewie attended schools in Somerset, KY and was a 1961 graduate of Somerset High School. Lewie moved to the Warren and Benton county area and was a resident of the Warren County for over 50 years.  He married Ruth Wolfe in 1972 in Warren County and she survives.

 

Lewie worked as a welder at Hyster and FMC. He most recently worked at the Warren County Highway Department as a grader.

 

Lewie attended the Church of the Nazarene in West Lebanon. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Post #352 in West Lebanon. Lewie enjoyed riding Honda motorcycles and gardening.  He was an excellent carpenter, remodeling several homes and making many pieces of furniture.

 

Surviving with his wife, Ruth, are,

Children, Dennis Rainwater (significant other: Ginger Drenning) of West Lebanon, IN, Becky Lanham-Trosper (husband: Bill) of Marietta, OK, and James Rainwater of Tampa, FL;

Grandchildren, Tyler Lanham (Ariel Thorn), Seana Lanham, Dalton Rainwater, Jonathon Cortez, Morgan Lansky, Autumn Rainwater, and Shay Rainwater;

Great-grandson, Andrew Palmer;

Several nieces and nephews

 

Lewie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Annette Rainwater; brother, Vince Rainwater; and sister-in-law, Martha Rainwater.

 

Visitation will be at Grady Funeral Home in West Lebanon on Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Funeral services will be there on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Heather Handley officiating. Interment will follow at West Lebanon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Lebanon Church of the Nazarene.

 

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Visitation

Sunday, November 8, 2020

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, November 9, 2020

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Interment

Monday, November 9, 2020

West Lebanon Cemetery

, West Lebanon, IN 47991

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