Paul W. Bennett, 84, Russiaville, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Howard County, the son of the late Dwight & Lillian (Heaton) Bennett. On Nov. 25, 1954, he married Mary Lou Bartley, who survives.
Paul was a 1951 graduate of Western High School and attended Indiana University at Kokomo. He served with the Army National Guard. Paul was a humble servant of Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Courtland Ave. Church of Christ. He was a lifelong farmer who loved the land. He cherished his family, and his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
Along with his wife, Mary Lou, Paul is also survived by his daughters, Vickie Thomas, Kokomo, and Tami (Jeff) Davidson, Russiaville; grandchildren, Sarah Allison, Stefani (Cody) Stokes, Matthew (Grace) Thomas, Rhiannon (Craig) Thompson, Alan (Elissa) Davidson and Aaron (Anastasiya) Davidson; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Layla, Azrael, Alyahna, Molly, Noah, Rowan, Brady, I'Auni, and Cali, including Sonya due in April and one due in the fall; sisters, Judy Sellers and Carolyn (Charlie) Wheeler; brother, Dick Bennett; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Bartley and Delores Bartley.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeff Bennett; brothers, Bill Bennett, John Bennett and Ted Bennett; and sister, Maxine Jones.
The family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice and Home Instead for the excellent care they gave Paul.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. Russiaville, with Josh Welch officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to Howard County Kitten Rescue, 8327 W. 00 NS, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on February 10, 2018