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Ryan Bennett Hutto, 37, of Columbus, Georgia passed away November 29, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Georgia.
Ryan was born January 14, 1982 in Columbus, Georgia. Ryan graduated from Jordan High School and was a DJ for many years with and strong passion for music. He later received a Master’s Degree in History from Columbus State University. He taught social studies at Spencer High School. Ryan loved sports, craft beer, politics, and having fun with his friends and family. He was known for his sense of humor, his loud laugh, and always being there for his friends. He was a loving husband and best friend to his wife and a devoted father to his two daughters that were the lights of his life.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother “Tiny Mae” Bennett and step-father Jim Brady;
Ryan is survived by his wife, Katie Hutto of Columbus, Georgia , daughters Helena Hutto and Leah Hutto both of Columbus, Georgia, mother Kathy Brady of Columbus, Georgia, father- in- law Bruce Eddings (Carol) of Columbus, Georgia, sister-in-law Leslie Carver (Alex) of Sun Valley, California. He is also survived his father, Clyde Hutto of Columbus, Georgia and several cousins and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held from 3:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at McMullen Funeral Home in Columbus, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Ryan B. Hutto to the PAWS Humane of Columbus 4900 Milgen Road Columbus, GA 31909 to honor Ryan’s love of animals.
The Hutto family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation – Columbus 7500 Veteran’s Parkway Suite A, Columbus, GA 31909. 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a fond memory or condolence below.
Sam Stone says
I worked with Ryan “Ryno” at WCGQ. I will never forget his bigger than life personality. He was such a great guy!!! I am heart broken for his family. Every time I ran into him around town you could tell how proud he was of his family. You are all in my heart and prayers.
Ann Grant says
Family is in my prayers. Rest In Peace Ryan.
Ross Marshall says
I worked with “Ryun” at Davis Broadcasting for a couple of years. Then for several years after we remained friends. I will miss his quick wit, happy smile and friendship. RIP my friend
Daniel Gullo says
Ryan Hutto was a passionate student, who understood that the study of history was more than mere antiquarianism. He believed that history and the knowledge of history was fundamental to building a civil society founded on equity and justice. His presence and activism will be missed.
Jane Cadenhead says
I had many classes with Ryan at CSU and he was always my mentor. He had a very warm heart and cared deeply for others, especially his family. I can still hear his booming laugh, and will miss that. RIP Ryan, and thank you for being my friend.
Amanda Rees says
Rest in peace Ryan. Your passion for ideas and your desire for change will indeed be missed in our community.
Yvonne Malmgren says
We are sorry for your loss. We have you in our thoughts and prayers
Mary Garcia and Jeramy Bowie says
Love to the family. There will always be a blank spot in my heart.
Carrie Lee Burleson says
I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. You were larger than life even when you were kid.
Selina Beasley-Owens says
I’m so sorry to hear bout Ryan’s passing. Ryan was a hoot !
He was loved by many an will definitely be missed by all who knew him. I use to love to see Ryan & Hutto ( Clyde) together. There love for each other as Father & Son an the bond that shared was Amazing. Every Child needed a dad like Hutto!
I’m Praying for Comfort,Strength and Peace that passeth all understanding that only God can give yall during this time of Ryan’s passing. The Beasley-Owens Family loves Yall.❤🙏
Lashica Thomas says
My prayers go out to Ryan’s family during this difficult time. I am sad to hear this news today.
Uncle Clyde, I am so sorry for you and Jo’s loss of your son Ryan. You are in my prayers. ❤️
James Lackey says
I worked with Hutto at Nonic, where I got to know him and his, bigger than life personality, very well. Anytime I had a tech related question about a cellphone, I’d always ask him first. We became really great friends and he always loved my cooking. He will be missed dearly. Condolences to his lovely family.
Arin Edge says
I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ryan. Ryan was such a nice guy to me and never treated me with anything other than kindness. My condolences to Ryan’s family and close friends. May the prayers, love, and care of those who surround you provide you comfort in the difficult days ahead. I pray that God wraps his arms and comforts each family member.
Keisha Cook says
I was just getting to know Mr. Hutto as he was hired to work at Spencer High as a Social Studies teacher. I recall us being in a group together during pre-planning. We were playing a version of name that song and I knew right away we would win because of Mr. Hutto’s experience with music. He was fun to be around, kind and gone to soon. My deepest condolences go out to the family.
Ashley Meadows says
Ryan was a great friend and classmate at CSU. He was a passionate student of history and believed in changing the world around him with education and knowledge. He was there for me and other friends when we needed a shoulder and an ear as well as a friend. The family is in my thoughts and my heart.
TJ Sloan says
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan’s family during this difficult time. I am sad to hear this news today.
I am beyond sorry for his passing, and the pain and loss felt by his loved ones. I knew Ryan for years and know how much he will be missed.
Victoria Bright says
Prayers going up high.. My son loved you.. You were his favorite teacher.. He couldn’t go to school today. He was up crying most of the night because u were a wonderful teacher to him and U touched in a great way that left a impact on his life. I will keep the family in my prayers and I wish I would have been able to have met u.
Debra Trammell says
Mr. Hutto will definitely be missed at Spencer. My thoughts and prayers goes out to his family during their time of bereavement.
I worked with Ryan in broadcasting & he had a light & sense of humor that this world desperately needs. I’m so glad we crossed paths sharing many laughs. My condolences to his family & all loved ones. May he Rest In Peace & all affected find peace in this difficult time.
Melissa Mcdonald says
Ryan and I started teaching at Spencer this year. During ‘New to Spencer’ training, he & I were nicknamed, “Trouble”. His laugh was infectious and very recognizable. There were many morning and afternoons we, along with another close friend and coworker, would discuss our highs and lows of the day knowing that we had each other’s support.
I will cherish each moment spent with Hutto while at Spencer – some meeting are not by chance only but for a Divine Purpose. As promised to him, I will broaden my musical selection and always laugh it off.
My dear sweet friend, may you rest well and Rock on!
I hate to hear of Ryan’s passing. He was always super nice to me even though we weren’t necessarily close. I always enjoyed talking with him when I got the chance though and will miss those times. You’ll be missed, bud…your family are in my thoughts.
Linda Hunt says
May God give you strength! May his Grace and. Mercy see you through🙏class of 1969
Nicholas Easton says
Ryan Hutto was a great student and one of the most thoughtful and humorous people I ever met. He was a good human being and of all the students I had over the years he was among the absolutely most memorable. The world and the Columbus community have suffered a real loss. I have been away from CSU for a while and I was truly shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. May he rest in peace.
Lauren Bradshaw says
Ryan and I spent a few summers together at a summer camp called Stringfellows. We had the BEST time, and remained friends for years and years afterwards. I knew him as a DJ too, but did not realize that he became a social studies teacher (I am as well). I hate that I lost touch with him over the last few years. I am grieving for the loss of my old friend, and I send love to his family.
Virginia Dickerson says
My Condolences to the Ryan Hutto Family. I enjoyed working with Ryan at Spencer High School and he will be so missed. RIP Mr. Hutto. My prayers are with the family.
Ryan was the elephant in the room, and he loved it! Big and bold, always the center of attention and the boisterous voice for the little man. He cared deeply for his fellow man and wouldn’t back down from his positions on most issues. I loved his tenacity and drive to always do more and get things done.
He will be missed. It was always nice to randomly hear from him when something funny happened that he knew I would personally enjoy.
Ilaria Scaglia and Steven Gill says
Among the hundreds of students we have met over the years, Ryan Hutto stands out as one of the brightest and most engaged. He understood that studying history is not just about learning what happened; it is about feeling empathy with those who made it and to whom it happened. He will always remain an example for us all, and he will always be missed.
Jason “Fader” Connelly says
Ryan was a great guy. He was passionate and always trying to make others smile. His personality was larger than life and his contributions to the world will live on in the lives he touched. I will forever cherish the time we spent together and the memories we made as friends. I will continue be his loyal Fader buddy, and he will forever be the loving and loud Ryno that played a great role in my life. “I wish you were here”
Patricia Caulton says
Sending condolences to the family and friends and the Greenwave family.
May our God continue to keep us and bless us one and all as we experience the passing of Mr. Hutto.
tyrell wilkerson says
this is tyrell long live mrs hutto man you was a great teacher i swear you left to early it was still so much to learn you was the best teacher i had
kendall ferguson says
he was my favorite teacher always brung joy to this school imma miss him so much he did nothing but help me throughout this year
antonio walker says
you truly gonna be missed my brother Jordan Red jackets for life my condolences to your family 🙏🙏
Dan Crosswell says
Everything about Hutto was out-sized: his body, personality, and sense of empathy; the last trait propelled him into progressive political activism. A man of many parts—radio personality, history graduate student, political operative, and would-be journalist—Hutto never did things by half-measures. You wanted to get something done—an off-the-books field trip or a student vs. faculty flag football game—Hutto was the “go to” guy. Whenever he left my office after one of our tête-à-têtes, I always felt better about life if not the human condition. Blutto, I miss you brother.
Barbara S. Morgan says
Mr. Hutton and I would stand outside our classrooms (@Spencer H.S.) often, swapping anecdotes. I will truly miss his big personality and his hearty laugh! Rest easy, and my deepest sympathies to his family.
John Zachry says
A helluva nice guy, one could not have asked for a better classmate. Ruhe in Frieden man and my sincerest condolences to your family.
Yasmine Parker says
We will miss you Ms.hutto you was a very bright man who always kept a smile on your face . Gone but never forgotten😭💙
Clyde Hutto says
To my son Ryan Bennett Hutto.. Because of Circumstances beyond our control And The Choice of a two other people I didn’t get to come and tell you good bye but you knew you always had my love and respect and I love and miss you. For the last couple years you and I had a strained relationship
you always knew that your Dad. Clyde Hutto Always Always Loved you. But your gone now way to soon and I left to morn the loss of my brite eyed little boy with whom for 35 years Ryan and I had a great relationship he also shared a great relationship with his step mom my wife Joanne whome I believe he also loved inspite of others opinions so to all Ryan’s family and friends please
DON’T base mine and my sons relationship.. I will always love and miss you!!!!!!
JaviontE ClevelaND says
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Symya Johnson :) says
Mr. Hutto was an awesome teacher he was my favorite teacher i was so worried about him not being there when i arrived at school he will forever be missed by me an many more of his former students. we always made him laugh an he “always” us laughing. he was always there when i felt down and he stayed with come peanut butter cookies 🙂 his favorite thing to say was “you dropped your pocket ” he was a real cool teacher he brought joy to everyone who knew him. He will be forever missed:) he is gone but never forgotten
Jayla fisher says
Mr. Hutto was the light of my day his personality was so big and bright he had me laughing all day he was a truly wonderful person to talk to and I had a really strong bond with he will forever be missed by me and never forgotten all love may he rest in peace 😇🙏❣️🤙🏽
Matthew Tew says
I hired Ryan ” RYNO” at Lowe’s. He was a really funny dude. He would say things and as a Store Mgr., I had to keep from just losing it with laughter, but would laugh as I walked away. He was a hard worker and enjoyed life. Prayers to the family.
Trudy Tillman says
I had the privilege of working with Ryan at Lowes.He was a very energetic young man.He was a very funny young man who would make you laugh and the things he would say. I also had the privilege to meet his oldest daughter Elaina.Ryan you are truly going to missed.Rest In Peace.
Brock Parker says
I worked with Ryno at WCGQ almost 20 years ago. He had so much energy and passion. I’m very sorry to hear of his untimely passing. Praying for his family and loved ones.
Lisa Hutchinson says
Clyde, so sorry for your loss. I know how special Ryan was to you and how much you loved and adored him. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak you’re feeling. Ryan was so full of life and left this earth way too soon. I will be praying for you and your family in this time of sorrow. If you want or need to talk, my phone number hasn’t changed.
Wanda Duarte Sloan says
Clyde, Jo, Jason, and David,
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful young man and will always be loved and very missed.
Charlotte Cooper says
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan at Lowe’s. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. He will truly be missed.
JaviontE ClevelanD says
Joanne Hutto says
Today Ryan…. we celebrate your life. Goodbyes are not forever, they are not the end. It simply means that your father and I will miss you until we meet again. As our grief for you is our last act of love. Missing you is not about how long it has been since we have seen each other or the amount of time since we have talked. It is about that very moment when we are doing something and wishing youwere here with us. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping.
We will see you on the other side
………. of the stars.
Pops and JoJo
Sonya Morgan Schneiter says
I will never forget working with Ryan at Auburn stadium selling lemonade in the student section many years ago. He definitely knew how to put a smile on your face and made working that stand memorable. His big personality just drew you in and you were easily friends.
Janet Malcomb says
My heart goes out to the Hutto family during this time. My prayers are with you as you mourn your loss.
Abby Gibbons says
I remember meeting Ryan my first year of college. His confidence and bright personality were both intimidating and welcoming, and together, they were truly inspiring. He was a welcoming soul and outspoken. I learned so much from him and enjoyed the time I spent with him at CSU. He will be missed, and I hope he rests peacefully now.
Linda Sayama says
May you RIP, Ryan. Sending my prayers to the family.