OBITUARY: Mark Bennett Hutton

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

Mark and his twin, Andy, was born on Dec. 31, 1953, to John and Prue (Bennett) Hutton in Newton. 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 and 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, 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., 2004-2009. 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; sons, Thomas of Miami, Fla., and William (fiancée, Molly Bailey) of New York City; daughters, Francesca of Nashville, Tenn., and Isabella of New York City; father, John of Wichita; brother, Andrew (Paula) of Wichita; sister, Prudy (Dan) Fitzpatrick of Fresno, Calif.; mother-in-law, Betty Dody; brother-in-law, Terry (Deb Scott) Dody of Manhattan; sister-in-law, Judy (Dean Long) Carnes of Olathe; former sister-in-law, Ginger Dody of Emporia, 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 or MD Anderson Caring Fund, P.O. Box 4319, Houston, Texas, 77210-4319 or donating to Catholic Charities ( 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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