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Dwight Bennett

October 15, 1937 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 83)


Dwight Leon Bennett, age 83, of Pawnee, Illinois passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville, IL. He was born on October 15, 1937 in Macomb, Illinois to Clarence Bennett and Mary (Winters) Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife; Byrel (Parks-Leach) Bennett, his third wife, Aileen “Dib” (Fritz-Large-Lane) Bennett, and a son; David Bennett.
Dwight married Nancy (Fairchild-Bennett) Steel of Winchester, Illinois in 1959, who survives along with joint surviving child Roy Bennett and his wife Laura (Baker) Bennett of New Albany, Indiana, along with two granddaughters: Brittany Bennett with great grandchildren Savana Bennett and Caydence (C.J.) Bennett of New Albany, Indiana; and Bridgette Bennett with great grandchild Jaxon Bennett of Sellersburg, Indiana and other joint surviving child Shirley (Bennett) Lotz and her husband Joseph Lotz along with three grandchildren: Naomi Lotz, Sarah Lotz and Dallas Lotz of Pawnee, IL.
Dwight has two surviving step children through his marriage to Byrel Bennett: Loawana Leach of Jacksonville, Illinois and Robert Leach, Sr. of Industry, Illinois, along with grandchildren Sonya (Leach) Danielson and her husband Larry (Roy) Danielson with great grandchildren Royce Danielson and Riley Danielson of Henderson, Nevada; and Robert (Bobby) Leach, Jr. and great grandchild Maile Seguin of Henderson, Nevada.
Dwight was a graduate of Industry High School in 1956 and later studied at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He owned a gas station, car repair, and wrecker service under the Sinclair Industries brand in both Industry and Plymouth, Illinois before working 26 years as a machinist at NTN Bowers in Macomb, Illinois where he eventually retired.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Littleton Community Cemetery, Littleton, Illinois with Reverend Dan Colvin officiating. There will be no visitation.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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