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Richard Neal Benning

January 26, 1932 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 85)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Monday
November 20, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home
950 Albert Road
Brookville, OH 45309

Funeral Service
Monday
November 20, 2017

11:00 AM
Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home
950 Albert Road
Brookville, OH 45309


BENNING, Richard Neal

Age 85, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Carriage Inn of Dayton following a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Richard was born on January 26, 1932 in Dayton, OH, son of the late Harry E. & Grace (Richards) Benning, Sr. He was preceded in death also by his former wife, Doris E. Benning and brother, Harry E. Benning, Jr. Richard was retired from Dayton Power & Light as an electrical engineer for 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. His greatest enjoyment in life was flying small-engine aircraft. He earned certifications in instrument rating, multi-engine, commercial, jet engine, as well as CFI (certified flight instructor). His second passion was boating & water skiing and living on the Emerald Coast. Richard is survived by his loving & devoted daughter, Debbie (Mike) Allen of Brookville; two grandsons, Chris (Ann-Lisa) Allen of Miamisburg and Nick Allen of West Carrollton; three sisters, Dolores (Elmer) Longenecker of Piqua, Carole (Robert) Shoemaker of Beavercreek & Joan Elaine Benning of Sanibel Island, FL; five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Cody, Zachary, Caleb and Isabella; special great-grandson, Cole Michael Allen & a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Monday, November 20 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT RD., BROOKVILLE. Funeral service, officiated by Bobbie Predmore, will be at 11:00 am Monday at the funeral home with interment to follow at Royal Oak Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459. Richard’s family would like to offer a special thank you to Carriage Inn of Dayton for the excellent care given to their loved one. E-mail condolences may be sent by going online to www.gilbert-fellers.com


Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter
31 W. Whipp Rd. Dayton, OH 45459,
Web: alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp


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