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Mark Bennett Hutton

December 29, 2021

Mark Bennett Hutton, 67, attorney and co-founder of Hutton & Hutton law firm passed away in Wichita, KS, on December 29, 2021.

Mark and his twin, Andy, was born on December 31,1953, to John and Prue (Bennett) Hutton in Newton, KS. After graduating from Washburn Law School (B.B.A., 1976; J.D., 1979), he practiced law in Wichita for over 40 years. He was recognized by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Missouri & Kansas nine times between 2005 and 2021. Mark served on the boards of several organizations and businesses, including Community Bank of Wichita for 16 years, member of the Board of Directors of Title Midwest, Inc., for 14 years and was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Advisory Committee of the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., 2004 to 2009. In addition to Mark’s legal career, he was a business partner with movie theater icon, Bill Warren, for over 25 years until their successful chain of theaters sold in 2017.

Mark is survived by his wife, Susan (Dody) of Wichita, KS; sons, Thomas of Miami, FL and William (fiancée, Molly Bailey) of New York City; daughters, Francesca of Nashville, TN and Isabella of New York City; father, John of Wichita, KS; brother, Andrew (Paula) of Wichita, KS; sister, Prudy (Dan) Fitzpatrick of Fresno, CA; mother-in-law, Betty Dody; brother-in-law, Terry (Deb Scott) Dody of Manhattan, KS; sister-in-law, Judy (Dean Long) Carnes of Olathe, KS; former sister-in-law, Ginger Dody of Emporia, KS, and numerous nieces, nephews, dear friends and colleagues. Mark was predeceased by his mother, Prue Hutton, and brother, Thomas.

The Hutton family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support during this difficult time. Private graveside service for family will be held.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, celebrate Mark’s life by making donations in memory of Mark B. Hutton to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at https://gifts.mdanderson.org or at MD Anderson Caring Fund, PO Box 4319, Houston, TX 77210-4319 or donating to Catholic Charities https://give.catholiccharitieswichita.org/. Mark’s family is especially grateful to Dr. Dennis Moore, Jr., of Cancer Center of Kansas, Dr. Nizar Tannir of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Harry Hines Memorial Hospice.


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12 thoughts on “Mark Bennett Hutton

  1. Always enjoyed ordering teacher manuals and test keys for Mark. He wanted to read these manuals so he could help his kids learn (or so that they didn’t get smarter than him) and prepare them for tests. He was an awesome father. My deepest sympathy.

  2. I am so very sorry and saddened to read of Mark’s passing. We were Newton High School classmates and I remember his high character and good reputation. My prayers are for peace and comfort for his entire family.

  3. Wendy and I are so shocked and saddened by Mark’s passing. We have such good memories of our long years of knowing Mark and Susan in Newton while growing up together. Our prayers go out to the whole Hutton family, supporting with loving thoughts, divine strength and the blessings of wonderful shared life experiences.

  4. My condolences to all of Mark’s family and friends. He was a prince of a man that was adored by his family and friends. RIP, Mark, you will forever be remembered as a man of integrity and honor.

  5. Sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I knew him in high school and he was very feisty. He willbe missed by his family. Prayers for you to have strength.

  6. 🌹 My words come from
    the heart 💜 Please accept my deepest condolences 💐
    I not only knew Mark & Susan from Ashia & Francesca being elementary school childhood besties😌

    We would share good & meaningful conversation when time allotted us.
    Of course trying to take care of one child and a set of triplets was a huge task,
    Which I admired how graceful Mark & Susan were able to make it appear easy..
    it was all that Love & patients ❤️.

    Mark represented me professionally so I had the opportunity to see how nice he was from that side of friendship too, I gained a great deal of respect him..
    Mark, was a good a Man, Husband, Father, & Friend
    He always found a way to make people smile even when you thought things were at it’s worst.
    Such a great positive spirit 🌹

    We will continue to keep you all uplifted in our prayers ,🙏🏾 🌹
    Jennifer (Tina) B.
    Diamond & Ashia W.💐

  7. How precious life is. I’m convinced that Mark never wasted one second living a life we can all admire and be proud of. God bless you for your gifts and contributions to our world.
    I’m so blessed and a much better man for having known you.

  8. Andy and Will you have my deepest sympathy for your great loss! Your brother and Father was always so kind to me. Even though I didn’t know him really well, he treated me like I mattered. Soft spoken, gentle and kind. May God’s loving arms hold you through these difficult, lonely days ahead. Hugs to all of you❣️

  9. Francesca, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know that he was very special to you and that you loved him very much. I lost my dad in 2011 and I still carry his memory in my heart every day, as I know you will with your dad’s. Thinking of you.

  10. Please accept my condolences, Susan, Will and girls. I am so saddened by Mark’s passing. He was a good and kind person and I really enjoyed all my interaction with him during Will’s years at Kapaun. May he rest in God’s eternal peace.

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