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Richard E. Bennett

August 10, 1932 - October 13, 2020

Richard E. Bennett, age 88, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Born in Binghamton, NY on August 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Ruth (Wilson) Bennett. Richard proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a Machinist for Electric Hose and Rubber Co. for over 20 years. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed golfing, shooting and riding his Harley motorcycle. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Louise (Gargione) Bennett. He is survived by his children, Betty Ann Bennett of Greensboro, NC, Richard Bennett (Sabrina) of Rootstown, OH, Charles “Juda” Bennett (John) of New Hope, PA, Robert F. Bennett, Michael D. Bennett (JoAnne) and Barbara L. Shinholt (Mark), all of New Castle; sister, Becky Csoky (Louis); 15 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.


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  • Words can’t describe how sorry I am at this loss. Mr. Bennett was a good man and neighbor. He will surely be missed.
    Please, accept my deepest condolences.

  • So sorry to hear. Mr. Bennett was an awesome man and a great neighbor growing up. Spent many a day playing in his garage. Playing basketball in his back yard and just hanging out with the Bennett family. God bless all of you and we are losing all of our role models that taught us everything about life. So sorry.

  • JoAnne and Mike, my Condolence to you and the family. May Dick RIP

  • Fond memories of picnics horseshoes and shooting a basketball the first time in Mr. Bennett’s backyard.Always saw Mr. Bennett on his motorcycle.Great family awesome memories!God Bless.

  • I love and miss you so much grandpa. You were such a wonderful man and I am so thankful that I was blessed to grow up having you for a grandpa. Thank you so much for giving me a great stepfather, you will forever be in my heart. <3

  • I have many fond memories of spending time at the Bennett’s as child. RIP Mr. Bennett. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Lindsey so sorry for your loss… sending our deepest condolences to you n your family.

  • My very deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family. Take solace in knowing he is now out of pain and suffering and keeping watch over all of you, just as he did as a soldier, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Bennett siblings and family. Richard was a great patriot and patriarch. So proud to have known him and Adeline. Love

  • I worked with Dick for several years at GM and thought he was the nicest person I have ever met. Although we didn’t see each other much throughout the years, we always kept in touch with Christmas cards. He will be truly missed by all.