Daryl M. Benson

  • Died: July 3, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daryl M. Benson, 89, passed away on July 3, 2019. He was born on November 27, 1929 in Huntington, IN, the son of the late Ralph and Erma Benson. Daryl served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He owned an asphalt company, API Construction for 20 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion and Saint Joseph United Methodist Church. Daryl was a historian and civil war buff and enjoyed traveling in his spare time to visit historical sites and civil war battlefields. He was a college basketball fan, especially of IU. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by his children, Adele (Marvin) Richardson, Kim (Frank) Goodin, Kristin (Dave) Yaggy, Kurt (Lisa) Benson, and Kary (Kerry) Benson; and 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and brother, Verlin "Jerry" Benson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Benson; second wife, Geraldine Benson; and brothers, Lawrence "Gene" Benson and Richard "Dick" Benson. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday, July 7, 2019at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Saturday July 6, 2019 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Auburn, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherds House for Veterans.