David M. Bennett
David M. Bennett, 77, Kokomo, passed away at 7:46 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born Dec. 29, 1942, in Elkins, West Virginia, the son of the late Duard Delmote Bennett and Betty Jean (Kiem) Bennett Kennedy. On Feb. 27, 1968, he married Mary Beth Flemming, who preceded him in death July 25, 2017.
David was a 1961 graduate of Elkins High School in West Virginia, and was inducted into the Elkins High School Football Hall of Fame. He attended Fairmount State University. He served with the United States Navy, earning the rank of corpsman from 1961 to 1964 as a medic. He retired from Duke Energy after 41 years as a maintenance technician. David was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and regularly attended the Poor Clares Monastery. David enjoyed his get-togethers with the breakfast group retirees from Duke Energy. He also enjoyed fishing, listening to music, traveling with his wife, along with spending time with his girls and grandchildren, and going to the casino.
David is survived by his daughters, Ellen (Sean) Clemons, Noblesville and Erin (Mick) Maple, Kokomo; and grandchildren, Dominic and family, McKenna, Mallory, Brennen, Michael, and Parker.
David was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Duard Bennett.
The family would like to give a special thank you the first responders and the neighbors who looked after him over the years.
Friends are invited to visit with the family Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to the Poor Clares. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on September 24, 2019

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Nancy Watters
Sep 27, 2019
I am so sorry and express my deepest condolences . It's been many many years since I've seen David but I always remember him as a very kind and caring man. May God greatly comfort your family at this difficult time.
Guy Hammer
Sep 22, 2019
Dave was a classmate at Elkins High School, Class of 1961. We were members of the Key Club and Football team together. He is remembered as a cheerful and good person. I offer my condolences for all those close to him.
Cheryl A wheeler
Sep 19, 2019
DAVID WAS A CLASSMATE (1961 EHS) OF MINE. HE WAS ALWAYS A WONDERFUL KIND PERSON. I REMEMBER A CLASS REUNION WHEN HE BROUGHT HIS YOUNG BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS. HE WAS SO PROUD OF THEM. WITH ALL THE TRIBULATIONS HE WAS FACING ,HE TOOK TIME TO CALL ME BECAUSE HE HEARD I TOO HAD CANCER.
THAT PHONE CALL MEANT SO MUCH TO ME . HE WAS ONE OF THE VERY GOOD GUYS. HE WILL BE MISSED.