Larry W. Pitman, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 2024. He was born in Wichita, KS on July 23, 1947 to Ed and Coletta (Wieser) Pitman. Larry graduated from Kingman High School (1965) and went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Kansas State University (1970) where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He later received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.
Larry began his career at Procter & Gamble before becoming Director of Special Review at Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Larry dedicated 34 years of his career to the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care as President and CEO. Larry worked very hard to help ensure quality health care in the state of Kansas and took great pride in the respect he earned from colleagues locally and across the country.
He married Connie (Brack) Pitman in Great Bend, Kansas on August 1, 1970. She survives. He is also survived by his daughter Kelli Grieves (Ryan), grandsons Eli and Luke, siblings Sandra Vieyra (Martin), David Pitman (Joyce), sister-in-law Doris Pitman Unruh, mother-in-law Elsena Bender, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leroy Pitman.
Larry loved coaching and playing softball. He enjoyed many years coaching a men’s slow-pitch softball team and Kelli’s youth softball teams. He loved supporting Kelli in all of her interests. After retirement, Larry enjoyed traveling with Connie and friends, playing golf, and following his grandsons’ activities.
The family would like to thank Midland Care and Grace Home Care for their compassionate and dedicated care over the past three months.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, February 5th at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3625 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church 1716 SW Gage, Topeka, Kansas. Inurnment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church or Midland Care and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7