Obituary for James A. "Jim" Norbut


James A. Norbut

December 26, 1968 - March 27, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce on March 27th, 2020, James “Jim” Norbut of Indianapolis, Indiana departed this life.

Jim was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Carroll High School, Patriot #30 and he received his Engineering Degree from the University of Dayton. After marrying, he relocated to the Indianapolis area where he worked as a Sales Engineer.

He was truly a gentle giant with an overly generous heart. He never met a stranger. His laughter was truly infectious, even at the most inappropriate times.

Jim’s favorite places were tableside at a family gathering, in front of the tv watching Ohio State football, by a radio listening to Cincinnati Reds baseball, and lounging in a beach chair.

He is survived by his bride, Nikki; brothers, Tim (Anne) Norbut and Mark (Kim) Norbut; sister, Cindy Norbut; and father, Theodore Norbut. Jim will be dearly missed by his in-laws. He was a proud uncle and great uncle to several nieces and nephews that he cherished. Jim will be fondly remembered by many relatives and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved work family and clients of over 25 years.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret (Bihn) Norbut.

In line with Jim’s wishes, private services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be coordinated when it is safe and appropriate to gather together.

Bonnie Mathers posted on May 4, 2020

To Jim’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy, I knew him from his visits at Meridian Magnesium in Strathroy, Ontario years ago. He was always cheerful, friendly and just a nice guy. Too young to go, but hoping his memories will help you all get thru these tough times ahead. With sympathy, Bonnie Mathers

Don Korjenek posted on April 8, 2020

Jim was both a colleague and friend for the past 12 years. I will always admire the integrity and values he demonstrated, and the passion he had for everything he did.

Larry Frey posted on April 2, 2020

I’ve known and worked with Jim over the past 12 years, and I can say that he will be missed by many. Jim was like family to his coworkers and a great friend to his customers. May the memories of his wonderful personality be celebrated by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.

Melissa Caporal Meyer posted on April 2, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I knew Jim when we were teenagers at our first jobs at the Dayton Public Library. We had so much fun with our little group of friends. Such fond memories. I then met him again as we cared for his mother during her cancer journey. I was honored to be part of her care. He will be missed by so many I know. Prayers for your family to make some semblance out of all of this. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Paul Pacent posted on April 2, 2020

Jim was a fellow rep and friend going back to our Jakel days together. Friendly, quick to laugh, and always leaving you with the impression that he was glad to see you. Professionally Jim was passionate, and obviously knowledgeable, with a strong sense of caring for his customers and colleagues. I will miss him, as I know know many of our fellow peers on the sales team will as well. An all around great guy...I, like all of us, am very sad about his passing.

Jim Innes posted on April 2, 2020

Jim was a big presence for those of us who knew him thru work. Big voice, a quick smile, you always knew when Jimmy was in the room. He was a terrifically effective salesman. I hope his family knows just how much we all enjoyed our time with him, and thank them for giving us our time with Jimmy Norbut.

Kate Gaunt posted on April 2, 2020

I have been one of Jim’s coworkers for 15 years, and will miss him greatly. We only saw each other once a year, but he was always quick with a smile and a genuine greeting. He encouraged and mentored me, and we will always be a little less jovial without him.

Kevin Noel posted on April 2, 2020

I worked with Jim very closely over the last six years and not only were business associates but also friends. Due to the fact that we lived so close, we were able to spend time discussing business but also how each other's family were doing, sports, etc. I always sensed how sincere Jim was in these conversations and he would offer to help no matter what the situation was. Jim was a very intelligent individual with a caring heart. I'll miss him and the time we were able to spend.

Nick Kamm posted on April 2, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss and saddened by Jim's passing. I worked with him on several projects at Carrier and always looked forward to seeing him. He had a razor sharp mind and I was always impressed with how much he remembered about my life from our conversations. I'll miss how he'd always show up with a box of donuts and a big smile on his face, eager to make your day.

Jim Hartlieb posted on April 2, 2020

I worked with Jim for many years and remember the first time we met nearly 20 years ago when he came a sales rep for our company. Jim possessed a gregarious personality with a genuine happiness to see you. Later, when our daughter decided to attend Ohio State, I don't know who was happier, Jim or us. He offered up his and Nikki's tickets the year our daughter was a freshmen so we could take in the OSU football experience first hand. Jim was a great guy and will be missed.

Les Lyons posted on April 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jim for many years. He was a great guy and had a wonderful sense of humor. If you ever needed something, he was always there to help. I don't think I ever had a conversation with Jim that he didn't talk about Nikki. It was obvious that he loved her dearly. I'll miss you Jim!

John Allison posted on April 2, 2020

I have worked with Jim a number of years and he will be missed.. Jim was a great guy with a big heart and was always able to smile even in the toughest situations. My condolences to his family and loved ones. May God bless.

Cheryl Cole posted on April 2, 2020

I had the pleasure o f working with Jim for apprx 10 years. He had a great passion for taking care of his customers. I worked with Jim on his accounts and we became good friends. I have a heavy heart and will miss him tremendously as he was truly a kind, giving person. My heart goes out to Nikki and his family as he talked of them often. He truly loved his family!

AJ Colone III posted on April 2, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jim for roughly 12 years....and whether it had been two days or six months in between meetings, Jim was always the first to greet you and always made sure you felt welcome. Unparalleled quality from a wonderful person. God Bless.

stu gatley posted on April 2, 2020

I have known Jim for almost 20 years and really enjoyed working and interacting with Jim on a friend level. Jim was a great guy and will be missed by all.

JOHN KUNZE posted on April 2, 2020

Jim and I have known each other for around 20 years. Jim always made me smile and was quick to find some humor in even the toughest of times. We always compared notes on Ohio State and hoped we would again see a National Title soon. I will miss Jim.

Steve Arnold posted on April 2, 2020

I was so saddened by the news of Jim's passing. I had the opportunity to work with Jim and considered him a good friend. He was even a good enough friend that he encouraged my backing of the Arkansas Razorbacks for some odd reason. I think he felt sorry for me. Nikki, although we never met, I felt I knew you just by the conversations Jim and I had about our families. May GOD be with you in the days ahead.

Colin Carey posted on April 1, 2020

Nikki, I am very sorry for your loss. Jim called on me for many years at Carrier. He was a good guy, and we will miss him. May the peace of knowing that he is with Jesus be with you.

Mike Campbell posted on April 1, 2020

I’m sorry for your loss. Jim was a friend, mentor and true example of a classy professional.


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