John G. Bennett, Jr., 76, of St. Marys, OH died Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Vancrest of St. Marys.
He was born March 29, 1943 in Washington, PA to John G. and Elizabeth Jane (Wagner) Bennett, Sr.
On April 9, 1989 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Rockford, OH he married Madonna J. Homan-Foote, who survives.
Also survived by: Son Mitch (Kem) Bennett of Parkersburg, WV
Daughter Judi (Jack) Bennett-Patrick of Carmel, IN
Son Jonas (LeAnn) Foote of Ft. Recovery, OH
Daughter Rachel Foote-Price of St. Marys, OH
7 grandchildren: Cory, Sean, Andrew, Jacob, Haylie, Colton and Ava
Brother Jim (Paulette) Bennett of Troy, OH
Preceded in death by: parents John and E. Jane Bennett, Sr.; parents-in-law Alfred and Bernadine Homan
He was a graduate of Celina Senior High School.
He was a retired machinist from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in St. Marys.
Along with his wife, he was a proprietor of the Wayne Street Bar & Grill in St. Marys for many years.
A talented musician, he played guitar, keyboards, harmonica and provided vocals for several bands in the area, including "Simon Girty Band", "Common Cents", "Night Shift", "Chaparels", and "Roscoe and His Little Green Men".
A memorial mass is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday February 8, 2020 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net
Following the funeral mass, a time of celebration and remembrance will begin at 12:00 noon at the Wayne Street Bar & Grill. All are invited!
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
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