Wayne Edward Bennett, 89, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Majestic Care Southwest. Born June 8, 1930 in Warsaw, he was the son of Russell Edward and Fairy May (Bollinger) Bennett.
He graduated from Washington Center School in 1948 and Valpo Tech. On December 1, 1957, he married Margie E. Williams. Wayne had worked at W.A. Jones, owned and operated a TV repair and sales in South Whitley and Columbia City and retired from Magnavox. Following retirement he was a contractor at ITT. He had been a member of the Kiwanis. Wayne found relaxation from being outdoors, gardening, walking in the woods, watching wildlife and birds. He also enjoyed working Sudoku puzzles and watching the Cubs and Notre Dame.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Bennett; children, Greg (Esther) Bennett of Columbia City, Shirley (James) Deermer and Steve Bennett, all of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Isaac (Jordan) Bennett, James Bennett, Elizabeth (Will) Gross, all of Columbia City, Kimberly (Kyle) Brunn and Natalie (Larry) Chevalier all of Fort Wayne; and great-grandchildren, Caroline and Barrett. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Larry and Rudy Bennett.
A gathering of family and friends will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastors Craig Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Blue River Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in his memory to the Mayo Clinic. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send his family condolences online.
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My sincerest sympathies for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.
Praying for you all. Wayne will be greatly missed. One fond memory I have of Wayne was when I was a teenager and had to walk home from school to the old farm house just outside of Columbia City. Wayne just happened to be driving that way and stopped and offered me a ride home. That was so much appreciated that I have never forgotten it. May he find comfort in the arms of Jesus, Ellen and Dave Smith
I love you Uncle Wayne. I will miss you. I will pray for y’all, and I love You Aunt Margie and all my cousins love you too.May Jesus Christ our Savior give you comfort, Carolyn and Tom
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