Spencer Curtis Lough

April 12, 1994 – March 9, 2022

Spencer Curtis Lough, of Darlington, Ind., passed away on March 9, 2022.

He was born on April 12, 1994, in Crawfordsville to Bradley and Amy (McCollum) Lough.

After graduating from North Montgomery High School in 2013 as valedictorian, he went on to graduate Cum Laude from Butler University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and double minor in Political Science and English Writing. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity where he actively participated in philanthropy projects benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Riley Children’s Hospital. In 2016 he was named Indiana House Democratic Caucus Intern of the Year.

While he might have spent some of his adult years living in Indianapolis with his dog Pete, he always claimed he was a resident of Darlington. In his youth he could be found at the fairgrounds showing swine and cattle during his 10 years of 4-H. It seemed that he never met a stranger. With his out-going personality, he could strike up a conversation with anyone who crossed his path, and they would leave feeling like old friends. He was so caring and generated a warmth wherever he went. He was a constant source of love, laughter, and kindness.

Mr. Lough had a passion for learning and a natural talent for words, both spoken and written. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Nascar and Indy Car races, Butler basketball games and Indianapolis Colts games. He also enjoyed traveling on vacation with his family, and his favorite destinations were Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, and Yellowstone National Park.

Survivors include his mother, Amy; sister, Abigail Lough (Justin Cotten) and nephew Jude Cotten of Crawfordsville. Also surviving are his uncle, Brian (Patty) Lough; aunt, Kim (Denny) Carpenter of Darlington; aunt, Kay (John) Barrett of Thorntown; grandmother, Sharon Lough of Darlington; grandmother, Carolyn (John) Doyel; grandfather, Jim (Patti) McCollum of Crawfordsville; great grandmother, Ada Morris; several cousins; and close childhood friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Brad; and grandfather, Cliff Lough of Darlington.

Visitation is scheduled at the Darlington United Methodist Church, 201 West Harrison Street on Friday, March 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the church with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Burkhart Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial gifts can be directed to the Montgomery County Community Foundation. You may share memories and condolences at