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Brian Bennett

d. March 6, 2021

Brian K. Bennett, age 50, has returned home to the Lord on Saturday March 6, 2021.

He was born June 8, 1970, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Merle and Wanda (Sheppard) Bennett.

Brian is survived by his mother, Wanda (Sheppard) Bennett of Havana; son, Michael K. Bennett; two grandchildren, Layla and Laken Bennett of Edinburg, Illinois; four brothers, Tom (Jody) Bennett of Oakford, Steve (Linda) Bennett of Petersburg, David (Jeanne) Bennett of Greenview, and Greg (Bree) Bennett of Springfield; one sister, Cindy (Marty) Loewen-Hanford of CA; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Merle Bennett in 2009.

Brian worked for Bennett and Son Contractors with his dad.

His hobbies included; fishing, boat-riding, camping, and mushroom hunting.  He also loved to waterski with his dad.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Virginia, Illinois.

Visitation for Brian will be held from 10:00 until time of funeral services 11:00 AM on Monday March 15, 2021 at the Athens Christian Church.  Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Everyone is welcomed to wear casual clothing.

Memorials can be made to the Athens Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My heart goes out to the family at this time. He was like my brother also. I’m so heart broken to hear this.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. I Can Not Even Believe This is Happening, it seems so unreal. Brian was my step dad. I’m so heartbroken over this. Words will never be able to explain the pain I feel inside. I truly miss you B and Will always remember all the good times that we had.

    Until We Meet Again
    Love Always Your Princess Kels.


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