Cover photo for Luke Christopher Barnhart's Obituary
Luke Christopher Barnhart Profile Photo

Luke Christopher Barnhart

d. July 16, 2023


Luke Christopher Barnhart

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Luke C. Barnhart, a beloved member of our family and community. Luke, age 31, was a proud Pipefitter for Local 455, worked for Nasseff Mechanical Contractors at WestRock, and was a passionate individual who embraced life with an infectious spirit and a heart full of love. He departed from this world on July 16th, 2023, leaving behind a trail of cherished memories and a legacy of laughter and generosity.

Born on September 3rd, 1991, Luke's journey through life was marked by significant milestones and achievements. He earned his diploma in Welding Technology from St. Paul College in 2012. He went on to complete his Pipefitting Apprenticeship Diploma Program in 2019, becoming a Journeyman for Local 455. His dedication to his profession and his union was unwavering, and his skills as a Pipefitter were widely admired by colleagues and friends.

Luke was not only known for his hard work but also for his mischievous sense of humor. He had a silly streak and was a playful prankster, always ready to share a laugh with those around him. He had a unique ability to lighten the mood and make people smile, and his classic Luke laugh will forever echo in the hearts of those who knew him.

As a responsible and caring member of the family, Luke took great pride in looking after his loved ones. Whether it was taking care of the tab during outings, ensuring everyone's well-being, or sharing his wisdom, Luke's love and care knew no bounds. He brought joy and excitement to every occasion, surprising everyone with his playful antics, including: fireworks, and adventurous outings.

In his younger days, Luke's love for frisbee golf, exploring waterfalls, and hiking destinations took him on many thrilling adventures. Later in life, he found joy in the garage, dedicating time to work on his cars and crafting beautiful welded trinkets like metal flowers and tall ashtrays. He also had a passion for collecting vintage lighters and enjoyed attending car shows with his Dad and Brothers. Luke's loving nature extended to his family, and he never missed a chance to be there for them during birthdays, reunions, or holidays.

Recently, Luke achieved a dream he held dear: purchasing his first home in June 2023, complete with 28 acres of land. He was excitedly planning to renovate the house and had welcomed a new feline companion into his life, making the house feel like a home.

Luke's kindness and caring nature touched the lives of many, including his parents Rick and Kim Barnhart, his siblings Zack, Justin, and Caitlin, and his niece Carina Stuard. He cherished the company of his many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends and shared a special bond with his good friend Travis Christmann. His grandparents Jim and Sandy Barnhart also held a special place in his heart. Luke was preceded in death by his grandparents Alden & Janice Johnson.

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Church of St. Mary, 423 5th St. S. Stillwater, MN. Visitation Tuesday July 25th, 4-7 PM at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd. Stillwater, and one hour prior to Mass, at the Church. A luncheon will follow the funeral, in the Great Hall attached to the Church. Family internment Oakland Cemetery.

Luke's departure leaves a void that can never be filled, but his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate to have known him. In his honor, let us remember to embrace life with joy, laughter, and love, just as he did.

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Luke Christopher Barnhart, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center - Stillwater

2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St Mary's Catholic Church

423 5th St S, Stillwater, MN 55082

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 2745

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree