David Lust, attorney and former South Dakota lawmaker, dies at 51


RAPID CITY, SD — David Lust, a Rapid City attorney who had once served as Republican Majority Leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives, died Friday at the age of 51.

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David Lust

A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Lust represented the 34th district of the South Dakota House from 2007 to 2015, and again from 2016 to 2019.

Lust had also distinguished himself in the Rapid City community. Among his many civic engagements, he served as Chair of Elevate Rapid City and the Greater Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, as well as serving on the board of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and Big Brother/Big Sister of the Black Hills.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender issued the following statement regarding the death of David Lust:

“I am heartbroken today to hear of the passing of David Lust. Rapid City has lost a true champion. David was a tireless advocate for friends, for Rapid City and our great state. He worked to create a better life for others and will always be remembered for his integrity, professionalism and sincerity as well as for his engaging smile and friendship. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Rebecca and the Lust family.”

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