Bennett, Richard B.

December 03, 2003

RICHARD B. BENNETT, age 78 of Michigan City, formerly of Valparalso, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2003 at The Arbors, Michigan City. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 14, 1925, son of the late James Blair & Ella (Zollinger) Bennett. Resident of Valparalso from 1964-1998. Retired supervisor with Bethlehem Steel. Former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valparalso, WW II Navy veteran, member of the VFW & American Legion Post, Past Exhalted Ruler Elks Valparalso 500; 32nd Degree Mason Patapsco Lodge Baltimore, MD, member of Orak Shrine, Survivors; son, Richard B. Bennett, Jr., of Chicago; two daughters, Debra (Gene) Ehret of LaPorte, IN, Tracey Koss of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Dawn (Josh) Baltzwell, Evon Maxey, Richard & Michael Koss; one great-granddaughter. Preceded in death by wife Deloris Bennett. Funeral services Thursday, December 4, 2003, 11 AM. Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 Washington, Valparalso. Pastor John Santoro officiating. Entombment Graceland Cemetery, Valparalso. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. at Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell, Valparalso. Visitation Thursday 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church until time of service. Family wished memorial to Shrinera Hospital & Orak Shrine. Phone (219)462-3125.

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