Some of the state and country’s foremost political figures gathered with more than 1,000 Hoosiers Wednesday to remember and praise the life of Richard Lugar.

Brandon Smith

Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who died last month, returned to Indianapolis Tuesday, where he lies in state at the Statehouse.

Lugar To Lie In State Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

May 12, 2019
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers will get the chance this week to say goodbye to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who passed away April 28. 

UPDATE: Pence To Eulogize Lugar

May 11, 2019


Vice President Mike Pence will be traveling to his home state for Wednesday's funeral of longtime Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar.

Pence says in a Twitter post that Lugar is "an American statesman whose contributions to our nation are countless." The former Indiana governor says he will deliver a eulogy for a "great man who inspired so many in public service — including me."

Lugar Funeral To Be Held May 15 In Indianapolis

May 3, 2019


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The funeral for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will be held at 1 p.m. May 15 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

The Lugar Center in Washington announced the funeral arrangements Friday. It says Lugar served as a lay elder at the north side Indianapolis church.

The six-term senator died Sunday at age 87.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A ceremony in Indianapolis will honor the life and legacy of former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.

 The ceremony takes place around midday Monday at the recently-dedicated Richard G. Lugar Plaza, located on the south side of the City-County Building.

University of Notre Dame

The President of Notre Dame remembers Lugar as a friend to the University who visited campus on several occasions, including as commencement speaker in 2003.  

Richard Lugar, the former Indiana senator whose work in pursuit of nuclear nonproliferation helped cement his place as one of the Republican Party's most influential voices on foreign policy, died Sunday at the age of 87.

Zach Herndon, WTIU/WFIU News

Long time Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is being remembered as a giant in Indiana politics. The Republican died Sunday at the age of 87.

Lugar served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis before joining the senate in 1977. He served until 2013.

Along with Democratic Senator Sam Nunn he led the effort to help the former Soviet states dismantle their weapons of mass destruction and nuclear arsenals.

Lugars’s longtime colleague and friend former Indiana Democratic Congressman Lee Hamilton says Lugar was known for his commitment to bipartisanship.

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Vice President Mike Pence says Indiana and America "will never forget the leadership and service" of former longtime Sen. Richard Lugar.

Lugar died Sunday at age 87. He was a foreign policy expert known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal.