He was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Mishawaka, Ind., to James and Goldie (Klietz) Benson Sr.
James lived most of his life in Kosciusko County where he was employed by Dalton Foundry, Warsaw, Ind.; for 30 years and then drove semi for 10 years. He enjoyed watching sports and was a big Notre Dame fan. He was also a very generous and giving person.
He is survived by three daughters: Chris Benson Sampson, Logansport, Ind.; Vicky Benson Peterla, Warsaw; and Nikki (Rob) Rose, Claypool; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; an aunt; a nephew; a niece and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 200 Ft. Wayne, IN 46808.
Online condolences may be made at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels.com.