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Rev. Edward L. Bennett, 93, of Petersburg and formerly of Columbus, passed from this life at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Amber Manor Care Center in Petersburg.
Rev. Bennett was a minister for over 60 years and retired from the ministry in 1990.
He was currently a member of Rocky Ford Free Methodist Church (The Rock).
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with a field hospital unit that was involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was born March 21, 1923, in Columbus, to Earl S. and Effie G. (Wagner) Bennett.
He married Carolyn M. Manning, June 29, 1946. She preceded him in death May 9, 2016.
Survivors include his children, Rex E. (Nancy) Bennett of Greenwood, E. Kyle (Michelle) Bennett of Jasper and Harleen Cutrell of Greenwood; grandchildren Katelyn and Hannah Bennett, Claire (Michael) Sutherby, Ethan Bennett, Evan (Kelsey) Bennett, Shaun (Donna) Cutrell and Brandon Cutrell (Rob); great-grandchildren Bennett and Nolan Cutrell and Eden Bennett; and his sister, Dorothy Renner of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Petersburg Free Methodist Church, 202 Walnut St., Petersburg, IN 47567.
Private burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Ford Free Methodist Church (The Rock) at 3990 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus, IN 47203.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Harley and John Bennett; and a son-in-law, Theodore E. Cutrell.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Bennett family at barkesweaverglick.com
Published on November 28, 2016
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