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“I just heard a couple of days ago of the passing of this very special person. He will be sadly missed in and around this community. Jim has given us...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss talking and comparing notes with you on the family history. RIP my cousin. Prays to the family. ”
2 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Vastag - Syracuse, NY

“We are sorry for your loss. Jim was our neighbor and he and John would chat quite often. Once he retired, I would see him many times enjoying...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: John and Lori Forslund - IN

“Jim was a good friend and co-worker who was a decent & honest man. He was thought very highly of by his co-workers in the lab in which we worked. ...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Greg Ianucilli - Fort Wayne, IN

“You will aways be a light in my heart my friend will truly miss our talks ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy Mayes - Paradise, TX

“Jim was my cousin and it saddens me that he is past . We would talk on Facebook alittle every now and then . He will be missed . My prayes go out to...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: David Bennett - Vero Beach, FL

“I will always remember Jim as the cacher who always gave back. It seems a cacher can't use a GPS in NE IN without coming across a Pink Pearl cache....Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Rebecca Higgins-Tucker - Waterloo, IN

“Sorry to hear about the death of our cousin. Prayers going out to his wife, children and grandchildren. ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Shirley Horak - Ithaca, NY

“We are all saddened by the loss of our friend and geocaching, buddy, Pink Pearl. Thank you, Jim, so much for all the hours of fun and challenging...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“I am Jim*s cousin although I didn't see Jim a lot we conversed on face book often. he was a kind, smart, giving,man who will be missed by all that...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Alger - syracuse, NY

“I, too, met Jim through Geocaching. No matter if you ran into him on the trail, or at an event, he always had a smile, and was always ready to talk...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Amber Edwards - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dad we miss you dearly, your great sense of humor, that wonderful smile and as always those years of wisdom that helped all of us with those little...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Leon Edwards - Kokomo, IN

“I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard about the passing of my good friend Jim....Please accept my sincere sympathy to all of Jim's family...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Lee Bort - Baldwinsville, NY

“Leon, Kim, Ashley and Jordyn and the rest of the Bennett familiesSo sorry for your loss of your dad and grandpa. I know that there is a terrilble...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Brad, Diane, Trent and Brooke - IA

“Jim, Thank you for your service to this great country. You are a family friend my entire life, and your sister is the best person I have ever known...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Torello - Ewa Beach, HI

“I had the privilege of meeting Jim through Geocaching. His contributions to our hobby have resulted in many hours of fun for me and countless hours...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Karen Thompson - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Jim was an honest, fair, and pleasant co-worker. You can't ask much more in life than to know a person such as Jim. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Larry Reidenbach - Fremont, IN

“I will miss Jim's daily news inputs for all the class of 1965. We were blessed to have known him and his contribution to the class of 1965, who...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Debbie Lowery Sprague - Salisbury, NC

“What can I say except you were a great man, Jim. I will miss you making Matthew dance, helping with things I could not do, and in general just miss...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Mimi Bennett - Huntertown, IN

20 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim's puzzle caches were in a class by themselves. Hard enough to make your brain hurt but he was always willing to give you a nudge in the right...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Martin Thomas - Fort Wayne, IN

“It was always great to see Jim at the Geocaching events. He always had a smile on his face no matter what was going on. He was also more than...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Matt Herald - Fort Wayne, IN

“to those who are left behind. you have all the great memories of jim and none of us will ever forget him. his son and daughter were the light in his...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“I will always remember the 6 a.m. phone calls in the morning when I was on my way to work. I always knew that you would be up and we would talk about...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Jeff Bennett - Huntertown, IN

“Dad how will I know what is new on tv for the night or what infomercials are the most annoying (earvac) without our nightly phone calls. I love you...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Kimberly Bennett Edwards - Kokomo, IN

“We will miss Jim. He was an outstanding role model for our grandsons, and a wonderful father. Even though we knew Jim for a relatively short time,...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Dani Simmers

“I remember when I was little I thought Jim was the tallest person in the whole world. I asked Mom how tall he was and she told me he was as tall as...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Candy Bennett Blanchard - SC

“Saddened by the passing but celebrate the fact that I had the pleasure of being a friend. God bless. RIP ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Ruthie Cortes - Lubbock, TX

“Jeff, Mimi and boys, I am praying for you all. I will miss seeing you Dads comments on Facebook. (( HUGs)) aunt Wendy. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Wendy Blaser - Toledo, OH

“I still can't believe you are gone, thought it wouldn't happen for at least thirty years. You were a great father in law. Matthew thought the world...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Mimi Bennett - Huntertown, IN

“So sorry to hear of your loss Mimi know that you and family are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Martha Gamble - Kendallville, IN

“You have my sympathy and prayers. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Norma Allen - Evansville, WI

“Dear Kim & Jeff,& Families,Steve & I are the immediate neighbors of your Dad. Jim will be greatly missed. We buddied up when the snow was deep, and...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: A friend

“I Miss you so much Dad. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Jeff Bennett - huntertown, IN

“I miss you dad. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Jeff Bennett - Huntertown, IN

James E. Bennett, 66, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his residence. Born in Syracuse, NY, James worked as an Electrical Engineer with Raytheon for 33 years. He also was an Air Force Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Surviving are his daughter, Kimberly (Leon) Edwards of Kokomo; son, Jeff (Miriam) Bennett of Huntertown; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers and 5 sisters. James was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Thelma Bennett. Service is 10:00 am, Monday, January 14, 2013 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road with calling 1hr prior. Calling also Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2- 4pm & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Burial to be at a later date in Marion National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the online guest book, go to