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Larry Bennett

March 18, 1943 — June 2, 2022

Romney, IN

Larry Gene Bennett, 79, of Romney, IN passed away at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette 9:23 AM Thursday June 2, 2022. Larry was born in Lafayette March 18, 1943, the son of the late Charles Bennett, Jr. and Frances Lucille Linder Bennett. He was a 1961 graduate of Linden High School and received his degree in agriculture from Purdue University. Larry married Glenda K. French at Rossville, IN June 30, 2001 and she survives. He resided all of his life in the Linden area, and farmed in the Montgomery and Tippecanoe County area from 1965 until 2001. He later was employed by Utterback Marketing dealing in grain commodities and in 2005 opened RC Hobbies Plus in Lafayette. Larry was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church; Lafayette Cloud Jockeys; served as superintendent of the 4-H Llama Club and a member of the NMMTPA (National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Association, where he was the first inductee into their Hall of Fame. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1965 until 1969 and in 1974, he was awarded the National Young Farmer of the Year Award during the President Gerald Ford administration. Surviving with his wife Glenda are three daughters, Gena Brown (Kerry) of Lafayette, IN; Stacey Shirar (Darrell) of Lafayette, IN; Andrea Harpenau of Niles, MI; a son, Wade Bennett (Mindy) of Linden, IN and a sister, Diana Meier (Ron) of Huntington, IN. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-son. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials maybe given to Woodhaven Rescue Farm, c/o Susan Slayton Whaley, 6310 S., 900 E., Lafayette, IN 47909 or the American Heart Association. Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden is honored to serve the Bennett Family. Please leave memories and condolences at

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