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Tyler Charles Gerth

1993 – 2020

 

Tyler Charles Gerth, of Louisville, passed away at 27-years-old Saturday, June 27, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Chuck and Gena Gerth, sisters Brittany Loewen (Joshua), Tiffany Hensley (Byron), five nephews, two nieces and countless friends and other family members.

Tyler Gerth was a beloved son, cherished little brother, adored uncle and a trusted friend. Tyler loved watching movies, listening to his vast and diverse record collection, traveling and exploring new places. He enjoyed learning about history, through genealogy research, biographies and documentaries, playing and watching a variety of sports and spending time with family and friends. Perhaps most of all, he loved his beloved companion and rescue dog, Jordan. Tyler was incredibly kind, warm-hearted and generous, holding deep convictions and faith. It was this sense of justice that drove Tyler to be part of the peaceful demonstrations advocating for the destruction of the systemic racism within our society’s systems. This, combined with his passion for photography, led to a strong need within him to be there, documenting the movement, capturing and communicating the messages of peace and justice. The family says, “While we cannot fathom this life without our happy, curious, hardworking, funny, precious Tyler, we pray that his death would be a turning point and catalyst for peace in the city he loved so much. We ask for your prayers and that the Lord would draw close in our sorrow, but we also ask that his death is not just another statistic of senseless violence.”

There will be a public celebration of life for Tyler at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider monetary gifts to the Tyler Gerth Memorial Fund at gofundme.com/f/tyler-gerth-memorial-fund.