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July 15, 2014

John Richard Bennett

TERRE HAUTE — John Richard Bennett, 74, of Terre Haute, passed away at 5:43 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Union Hospital. He was born in Vigo County, on Dec. 31, 1939, to Glenn Bennett and Fern Tindall Bennett.

He was a devoted husband for 53 years to his wife, Ramona “Mona” Brown Bennett, whom he married Sept. 2, 1960. Also surviving are his five children, Vicki Kirkman and husband Kyle, Jason Bennett and wife Sara, Jaime Schroeder and husband Shaun, Melanie Bennett, and Lori Whitecotten. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jasper Kirkman, Chelsea Taylor, Sabrina Taylor, and Jeremy Montgomery; and a great-granddaughter, JayDin Montgomery. In addition, he also is survived by a brother, Robert Bennett and wife Mary Jo; brother-in-law, Robert Brown and wife Jo; and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother–in-law and father-in-law, Mary Lou and Archie Brown. John attended Prairieton United Methodist Church and had worked at J. I. Case, Tri Industries, and Tri Aerospace. John was very close to and enjoyed being in the company of his co-workers. He was a long-time Purdue fan, loved Elvis and enjoyed entertaining his family and friends with stories. He was a loving and active father who always participated in his children’s sports and musical activities. He will be missed by all who loved and cared for him.

Funeral services will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to McMillan Adult Day Care Center in his memory. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

 

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