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“Dani you and your family are in our thoughts during this hard time. Wish I could hug you in person. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Christine Zinman - friend

“We send our sympathy to the family. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ray/Sherry Lucci - Tinley Park, IL

“Ellen and Family,We were saddened to read of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We will not be able to make it...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bette Erxleben - Bluffton, IN

“I met Mr. and Mrs. Bentz years ago when they brought their beloved family member to Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital for...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Meggan Koehl - Huntertown, IN

“Jack and the Bentz family,Sincere condolences to you and the family. God bless. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Van Every - Fort Wayne

“I met John over 20 years ago and his wonderful loving wife Ellen.I know of his ongoing struggles and I wish I could have done more to help both of...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dave Ward - Payne, OH - friend

“My condolences to John's family. Our thoughts are with you all. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Donald Bentz - Tampa, FL - Family

“Linda and I offer our prayers and condolences to Ellen and the Bentz Family. We both have good memories of John and grieve for your loss. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: John H Knight - La Crosse, WI

“We were saddened to hear about John. He was a good friend and neighbor during our time in Bluffton and served countless patients with compassion. He...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Elaine and Bob Rumana - Sarasota, FL

“ellen,dana and family,so sorry to hear of dr john,s passing.will always have our memory of the good times we had at family gatherings at grandma...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: carol fryer - lakeland, FL

“Miss Dana,Sorry about your brother. Your love for him was evident in your conversations. Rejoice that he is now in the prsence of the Master...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Maurine Hollw - Fort Wayne, IN

“John was kind, generous, a good friend, and a great family man. We admire him for continuing to plug away no matter what hurdle he faced. He will be...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tom and Judy Hayhurst - IN

“Ellen, Jack & Wendy, Danielle & Chad & Families,So sorry about your loss. John really did enjoy coming to the Family Reunions.Our thoughts & prayers...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Steve & Marna Davis - Huntertown,, IN


John M. Bentz M.D., 75, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Friday, March 23, 2018. Born in North Manchester, Indiana, John was the son of the late Gail and E. Pauline Bentz. John graduated from North Side High in 1960. North Side is where John met his future wife Ellen. On June 13, 1964 John married the love of his life, Ellen. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1965 and his doctorate in 1969 from Indiana University. John served his residency in OBGYN at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. John worked for Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton from 1974-1990. He then worked for Fort Wayne OBGYN from 1990-1995, he then worked part time back at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, American College of OBGYN; American College of Surgeons. John enjoyed refinishing antique furniture in his youth. In his later years he enjoyed creating family Christmas cards. He had a very large passion for animals. John enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's school events. Surviving are his wife, Ellen Bentz of Fort Wayne; son, John "Jack" (Wendy) Bentz of Fort Wayne; daughter, Danielle (Chad) Bechert, M.D. of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Abigail Bentz, Elaina Bentz, Luke Bentz, Benjamin Bentz, Casey Bechert, Megan Bechert, Emily Bechert; and sister, Dana (David) Smith of Fort Wayne. Service is 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 West Rudisill Blvd., with calling one hour prior, Rev. David Peterson officiating. Calling at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road Monday, March 26, 2018, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Allen County SPCA.