Richard "Rick" Frank Bennett, 64, Wabash, died at 12:05 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born March 27, 1949 in Eddystone, Penn. to Robert Fulmer and Mary Katherine (Anger) Bennett.
Rick was a 1967 graduate of Wabash High School, and attended Purdue University. He married Sally Howenstine in Wabash, on Aug. 31, 1974. He owned Glass Products of Indiana for 40 years, retiring in 2012. Rick was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Honeywell Golf Course. He was a former bowler and avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Bennett, Wabash; two daughters, Minda L. (Bryan) Parish, Wabash and Melissa (Robert) Peterson, Lagro; three grandchildren, Blake Peterson and Taylor Peterson both of Lagro and Jacob Figert, Wabash; two brothers, Robert (Sandy) Bennett, Lenore, Tenn., and Ronald (Sarah) Bennett, Muscatine, Iowa; two sisters, Patricia (Dale) Finney, League City, Texas and Peggy (Randy) Chekouras, Marion, and his dog, Chloe. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Mary Dawn Noel Quassey.
Funeral mass will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 191 N. Cass St., Wabash, on Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4-7:30 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. A Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are the Animal Shelter of Wabash County or St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The memorial guest book for Richard may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.