Gregory Luchnenko age 51, of Harrod passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Lima Memorial after fighting acute pancreatitis complications for 3 months. He was born Aug. 21, 1970 in Ft. Wayne Indiana to Harry and Candis (Bahrke) Luchnenko. His mother survives in Ft. Wayne. He married Denise Brown March 17, 2001 and she survives in Harrod.
Greg graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 1989 and earned an associates degree from IPFW in 1994 and most recently working towards his bachelors degree at Wright State University where he was on the honor roll. Greg had worked for Bank One in Ft. Wayne for several years and recently worked with Wright State University Lake Campus.
Greg attended Zion Lutheran Church of Lafayette, OH. He had a huge heart for God. While in Lima Memorial he ministered to the doctors and nurses, praying for each one of them. His faith was in full bloom.
Greg was a lifelong sports fan. He loved hockey on all levels. His favorite teams include Pittsburg Penguins, Steelers and Pirates and the Ft. Wayne Komets. The family ask that as a tribute, all those attending the memorial service wear their favorite team attire and jeans as he encouraged peoples love of sports.
Greg and Denise dearly love their fur babies: Princess Blackie and Saint Bernard. Additional survivors include a sister Mindi (Joe) Schoeph and their children Maya and Nick all of Ft. Wayne; sister-in-law: Deb (Mitch) Prowant of Cloverdale and children Jeff, Sam (Allen) Luginbill and Vernon (Andrea); brother-in-law Doug (Cathy) Brown of Harrod and children: Matt, Melissa (Brandt) Miller and Micah (Kate) Noah and a mother-in-law Marlene Brown of Lima.
He was preceded in death by his father Harry and his father-in-law James Brown.
Greg requested to be cremated, a memorial gathering will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. Main Street, Lafayette. The memorial service will follow at 3 with Vicar Ryan Cordle officiating.
The family ask to please not send flowers because of Denise’s allergies but instead help with the hospital bills or the charity of your choice.