It is with a heavy heart and profound love that we celebrate the life of our beloved, Gary Leon Luke, affectionately known to us as "Cool Hand Luke". Gary was born on October 28, 1935, in Provo, UT, USA, and was called to rest on November 23, 2023. A man of faith, Gary was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and embraced its teachings to live a life of service, kindness, and love. As beautifully expressed in the Book of Mormon, "Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him." (Moroni 7:47). Gary radiated this pure love in every facet of his life.\n\nGary, fondly remembered for his love of both big and small trains, was a man who navigated the tracks of life with grace, humor, and humility. His professional journey led him to Boeing, where he served with distinction and retired in 1998. His dedication and relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to receive his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. Gary's life was a testament to the belief that one can always learn and grow, no matter the stage of life. He was a scout master, a role that allowed him to guide young minds, and he served a two-year mission in England, a testament to his unwavering faith and commitment to his church.\n\nAbove all, Gary valued his family and God. He was a loving father, who cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Every Christmas, he embraced the joyous role of Santa, bringing smiles and laughter to all. Gary is survived by his children, Holly Hoffman, Robynn O’Brien, Casey Luke, Brad Luke, his siblings Kathy Luke and Craig Luke. He is preceded in death by his father Thomas Luke, spouse Shirley Johnston, mother Bernice Froisland, Sister Nancy Hughes, his children Kim Hammond and Cory Luke and, his granddaughter Jessica Luke.\n\nGary's life was a journey, filled with love, faith, and an eagerness to serve those around him. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. As we remember Gary, we encourage you to share your memories and photos on his memorial page, a tribute to a life well-lived and a man deeply loved.\n\nThe viewing will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 12:00 pm MST, at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah, 84604, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 pm MST at Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street, Provo, Utah, 84606. As we gather to honor Gary's life, we hold fast to the words from the Doctrine and Covenants 58:4, "For after much tribulation come the blessings."