In 1980, Rimma Viktorovna graduated from the theoretical department of the Rostropovich's Voronezh College of Music and went to the Gorky Institute of World Literature. After the completion in 1990 she decided to enroll in the department of Russian literature of the XX century of the same establishment and in 1993 she finished her postgraduate studies there.
Rimma Viktorovna was a lecturer at the secondary special school of music in Voronezh during 1979-1980 and the Children's Musical School in the city of Ovruch, Zhytomyr Region from 1981 to 1982, sound engineer (1985-1986) of the Voronezh Drama Theater.
Later she worked as a production designer of such performances as "The Dragon" (based on the play by Yevgeny Schwarz, 1987, city of Lyubertsy, Moscow region), "The Winter’s Tale" (based on the performance of S. Murashkina, 1988, city of Tomilino, Moscow region). In 1990 worked in the poetry department of the magazine "Literary Review", afterwards tried herself as an information psychologist at the Bank SVSbank-Old Arbat, Master Bank (Moscow, 1993-1995).
Rimma Viktorovna was appointed Executive Secretary of the Voronezh Regional Composer Organization in 1996. Having worked in this position for 9 years she left the organization and was employed as a secretary of The Russian Format newspaper (Voronezh, 2005-2006). But since 2007 she returned to her former position at the Voronezh Regional Composer Organization and has been working there at present.
Rimma Viktorovna is renowned as the author, editor and compiler (in cooperation with V. D. Lyutoy), the graphic designer of the samizdat’s anthology "The Copper Cathedral" (Voronezh, 1981), seized by the Voronezh Department of the State Security Committee. She was published in numerous journals, among which are "Moscow" , "Literary Review", "Change", "Lifting", "Children's Literature". Rimma Viktorovna created poems for romances and songs by A. Ukrainsky, A. Mozalevsky, E. Tkacheva, L. Chernyshov and others. She is a regular jury member at the poetic festival "Kalitvyansky pier" (since 2008).
Rimma Viktorovna Lyutaya is married to a literary and theater critic, journalist Vyacheslav Dmitrievich Lyutoy.