Dennis Keith Bennett was born June 19, 1962, in Houston, Tex., to Harry and Betty (Lanier) Bennett. He grew up in Warsaw, N.C., and at the age of nineteen entered the United States Marine Corp where he served his country faithfully until his honorable discharge.
Dennis was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Katharine “Kathy” Bacon on September 15, 2000, in Salem, Mo., and together they shared nearly twenty-one years of marriage. Dennis and Kathy were blessed to share four children: Michael, Kathleen, Logan and Dakota.
Dennis was a hard worker and employed as a corrections officer with South Central Correctional Center. He served as a Pastor for a time, ministering at several local churches. Dennis deeply cared for his congregation and truly enjoyed his time there ministering to the community.
Dennis’ hobbies include fishing, hunting, shooting rifles and bows. His family was most important to him and he cherished the time making memories with them, especially with his grandchildren.
Dennis departed this life on August 12, 2021, at the Salem Memorial District Hospital at the age of fifty-nine years. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, loving wife Kathy Bennett of the home; children, Michael Holmes, Kathleen Holmes, Logan Parrish and Dakota Bennett; mother, Betty Long; siblings, Bernice Desmond, Linda Watson and Wayne Bennett; four grandchildren; extended family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father, Harry Bennett, and siblings.
Dennis will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Services for Dennis Keith Bennett were held Sunday, August 15, 2021, in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Lyndell Decker officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Missouri Military Honors Team and American Legion Post 99. Additional assistance was provided by the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Salem, Missouri.
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