Michael A. (Tony) Lentz, 75, Indianapolis

Michael A. (Tony) Lentz, 75, passed away on October 25, 2021.

He was born March 10, 1946, in Whitfield to the late Ralph and Mary Louise (Williams) Lentz. 

Tony was a U.S. Army veteran proudly serving in the Vietnam War. Tony enjoyed sharing a few drinks with his friends at local taverns on the southside of Indianapolis, fishing, gardening, horse races, and going to casinos to play the slot machines.

He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his son, Knute (Tricia) Lentz; grandchildren, Alexandra (Matt), Isabel, Ava and Myles; siblings, Charlie (Terri) Lentz, Linda (Ron) Mehne, Nancy (Richard) Summers; sister-in-law, Mickey Lentz; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Michelle Lentz and brother, James Lentz. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at O’Riley Funeral Home 6107 S. East St. Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the funeral home at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 until time of service.

To place an online memory of Tony please visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com.


  1. Another Whitfield Boy gone home, Tony was the best, friends from school and he and my brother Herb hanging out together, mowing the Church lawns together and just being an overall great guy. He will be missed. Thank you Tony for serving our Country during trying times, you were and are appreciated.
    Gerald Frye

  2. To Tony, my childhood friend as were growing up in Whitfield. I got to know Tony and his family, Mom, Dad, Nancy, Linda, and Jim, through my best friend Charlie. Good memories of sleepovers, meals prepared by their Mom, Mary Louise and just being included in his family fun. I salute Tony for his service in the army, which gave me the freedom to salute and stand for the flag.God bless America and Tony and his family. Tony is my hero.

  3. Gerald and Herb, thank you for the kinds words. So many good memories from Whitfield. He also will be laid to rest at St. Martins at a later date.

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