Donald K. Bennett, 82, of Plymouth, Ind., and formerly of the Etna Green, Ind., and Mentone, Ind., areas, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth where he had resided for two years.
He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Kosciusko County to Leroy and Ruth Goodman Bennett. He married Carolyn Johnson Bennett who preceded him in death.
Donald was a roofing contractor and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School.
He is survived by a daughter: Mary Ellen (Kevin) Hinderlider, Leiters Ford, Ind.; three sons: Michael Bennett, South Bend, Ind.; Steve Bennett, Greenfield, Ind.; and Donald (Christy) Bennett Jr., Kewanna, Ind.; a step-daughter: Denise (Tim) Whybrew, Tippecanoe, Ind.; a sister: Edmarie Mock, Syracuse, Ind.; a brother: Gaylord Bennett, Portland, Ore.; 12 frandchildren: Stephanie (fianceé Gabriel Chaidez) Bennett, Chicago, Ill.; Keith (Edali) Bennett, Swansboro, N.C.; Tyler Bennett, Kewanna; Cassondra (Cam) Jones, Akron, Ind.; Joshua Bennett, San Antonio, Texas; Angela Bennett, Kewanna; Kyle Bennett, Greenfield, Ind.; Nancy Bennett, Greenfield; Shane Bennett, Las Cruces, N.M.; Dustin Bennett, Las Cruces, N.M.; Nicholas Hinderlider, Kewanna; and Cole Hinderlider, Kewanna; and three great-grandchildren: Evelina Bennett, Swansboro, N.C.; Anna and Elyse Jones, Akron, Ind.
He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter; a Sister: Demaris Bennett; and four brothers: Dwight Bennett, Chancy Bennett, Leroy Bennett and Gwendal Bennett.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Hartzler Funeral Home in Akron is handling the arrangements.