Hunter Norman Wright

After a long and heroic battle with cancer, Hunter Wright, Ariel’s President, passed away Monday, October 4th. Please join us in keeping the entire Wright family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Please leave a memory of Hunter or words of condolence for the family below.


Hunter Norman Wright

May 11, 1986 ‒ October 04, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Hunter Norman Wright, age 35 of Mount Vernon, passed away, October 4, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Hunter was born on May 11, 1986, to John and Karen (Buchwald) Wright. He attended Western Reserve Academy, in Hudson, Ohio, where as a sophomore, he met his wife Katie.  He graduated from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Engineering.

Hunter was the President of Ariel Corporation, where he had worked since 2015. Before returning to Ariel, Hunter worked for Caterpillar in Lafayette, Indiana and Black Horse, in Houston, Texas. He served on numerous philanthropic and community boards, including the Board of Visitors of Western Reserve Academy, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University College of Engineering, and the Knox County Airport.

Hunter’s life was marked by the joy he found bringing people together.  He cherished the fun and camaraderie of friends and good company. He lived his 35 years to the fullest, accomplished everything he set his mind to, and was at the heart of the Wright family.

Hunter married the love of his life, Katherine Forbes (Gruman) Wright on August 25, 2012.  Together they had a beautiful daughter, Annabelle Wright. He is also survived by his parents John (Stacy) Wright and Karen Buchwald Wright, grandparents, James and Maureen Buchwald, brothers, Alexander (Libby) Wright, Andrew (Jennifer) Wright, Samuel (Tate) Wright and numerous nieces.

Hunter was preceded in death by his grandparents Norman and Jere Wright.

A celebration of life service will be held at Hodges Chapel of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

If you would like to honor Hunter, the family ask that you give a gift in his memory to the Mount Vernon YMCA, where he, like so many generations of Mount Vernon kids, participated in sports and activities that make life full and fun.