Jackie Lee 'Jack' Bennington

Monday, July 8, 2013

Jackie Lee "Jack" Bennington, 70, Sebring, Fla., passed from this life on June 30, 2013 at 9:10 p.m. at his son's residence in Danville.

He was born July 29, 1942 in Linton to the late William Roscoe "Jack" and Norma Lee (Byrd) Bennington.

Mr. Bennington was a graduate of Central High School in Mississippi and received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Phoenix (Ariz.) College.

He was a self-employed building contractor and owned and operated Omega Development in Danville, retiring in 2003.

He was a member of the Spring Lake United Methodist Church, Sebring, Fla., and the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club, both in Phoenix.

He enjoyed fishing, time shared with his family and traveling.

Mr. Bennington served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of petty officer first class.

He married Linda K. (Fultz) Bennington on Jan. 8, 1966, and she survives in Sebring.

He also leaves behind three sons, Christopher Todd Bennington, Coatesville, Andrew Scott Bennington, Sebring, and Jeffrey Douglas Bennington (wife, Angela), Danville; daughter-in-law Ria Bennington, Coatesville; brother David Bennington (wife, Linda), Plainfield; sisters Linda Lou McGehee (husband, Roger), Mississippi, and Lisa Donica, Franklin; grandchildren, Brian Christopher, Arron Brandon, Austin Michael, Joshua David and Madsyin Taylor Bennington, and a great-granddaughter, Jyden Lea Bennington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William Clayton and Bobby Wayne Bennington.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, July 13 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hendricks County Senior Services, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville. A celebration of life memorial service will begin at 4 p.m. with military honors to follow at Hendricks County Senior Services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northview Christian Church Homeless Ministries, 623 N. State Road 39, Danville, IN 46122.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com.