Richard Lawrence Bennett
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Richard Lawrence Bennett
  • May 31, 1943 - January 4, 2018
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

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Rick Bennett died unexpectedly in his home on January 4th, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA at the age of 74. Marian, his wife of 49 years, was at his side. He is survived by his children Amy Dragstra (Wiebe), Will Bennett (Christy), John Paul Bennett (Nora); and six grandchildren.

Rick taught as a special education teacher in York County for 28 years and served in the Marines and the Marine Corps Reserve from 1965-1971.

He was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church and an active participant in many public service groups such as PORT, alltogetherwilliamsburg.org, williamsburgbirdclub.org, the Poetry Club at the JCC library, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Williamsburg Players, as well as williamsburghouseofmercy.org.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th from 6-8pm at St. Olaf Catholic Church (104 Norge Lane). A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 12th at 10 am at St. Olaf. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please support Angels of Mercy (www.angelsofmercyclinic.org/donate) or Catholic Relief Services (crs.org).

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.NelsenWilliamsburg.com.