Born in Fort Wayne, Richard worked for Fort Wayne Moving & Storage and Terex Advance Mixer, retiring in 2004. Dick enjoyed his grandchildren, ‘62 truck, NASCAR and fishing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Teamsters Local 414
Surviving are his wife, Rita Bennett of Avilla; son, Charles (Krystal) Bennett of Waterloo; daughter, Stephanie (Armando) Roque of Kendallville; his grandchildren, Nickolas, Noah, Nando, Edson and Kadyn. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Queentine Bennett; sisters, Janet Fultner and Loretta Byerley; and a grandson, Rigo Garcia.
The funeral was Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home with Rev. Sue Socha officiating.
Burial was at Highland Park Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LaOtto, or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
Condolences are to www.mccombandsons.com.