John R. Bennington

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Mr. John R. Bennington, 80, of Whitestown, passed away May 8, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital.

John was born Mar. 30, 1939, in Jamestown, a son of the late Alvin "Dutch" and Edna (Roe) Bennington. He was married Jo Ann (Scott) Bennington. She survives.

John was a 1958 graduate of Granville Wells. He served in the U.S. Army. John worked at Rock Island as a pipe fitter and electrician for 28 years and retired from Rolls Royce 20 years ago. In his spare time he loved farming, gardening and golfing. John was a kind and caring man, always willing to help others.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann and sons: Jay (Marnie) Bennington of Noblesville and Jeff (Cherish) Bennington of Whitestown, grandsons: Sam and Noah Bennington and a brother, Ben Bennington of Jamestown.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, May 15, 2019, for visitation from 4-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. John will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in North Salem. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the food bank at Hattie B. Stokes Elementary, 1005 Hendricks Dr., Lebanon, IN 46052; John loved helping and working with all the people at the food bank.
Published on May 13, 2019
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