James Arlest Rutter, age 54, of Pickerington, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at The Ohio State University Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 26, 1965 to his parents, Herbert Rutter and Virginia Wilson Rutter. James was a proud veteran of the United States Army. After serving for the United States he worked in Anchorage, Alaska at Unique Machine. He lived all over the country throughout his life, seeing 49 of the 50 states of our beautiful country. Throughout his journeys he met many amazing people and touched many lives. Even met his wife, Holly Beth and married her on August 19, 2017. James loved to fish and spend time with his family. When they would get together, he would cook, grill, and smoke food. He enjoyed satisfying those he was cooking for. James was a selfless man who would always put others first and would always encourage them and tell them not to be afraid and to take chances. James is survived by his loving wife, Holly Beth Richardson Rutter; mother, Virginia Wilson Rutter; sisters, Melody (Andy) Prawitz and Denise (Bill) Travis; brothers, Vincent (Angie) Rutter and Phillip (Karen) Rutter; daughters, Stephanie (J.R.) Kristovich and Rae Rae Timmerman; step-daughters, Jacqui (George), Jenni (Julien), and Jessica; and his grandchildren, Ema, Akoni, Haley, Theo, and Penelope. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Rutter; and his first wife Daphne Sassa Rutter. We would like to extend a thank you to Daphne, and his family and friends in Alaska for showing James how to love. That love led him to me! We love you all!