Richard R. "Dick" Benge

April 27, 1951August 3, 2013

Richard (Dick) R. Benge, 62, Roachdale, passed away suddenly on August 3, 2013, while hiking with his grandsons.

Born on April 27, 1951 in Indianapolis to Les and Barbara (Taylor) Benge. They precede him in death.

He worked at AT & T for 17 years as a field coordinator. Formally, had been employed at Wood-Mizer in Indianapolis.

Richard is survived by his wife, Norma Jean (Sanders) Benge; two children, Kristina Yeley, husband Robert, of Danville, and Sarah Colon, husband Joseph, of Charles Town, West Virginia; two brothers, Tom Benge, wife Norma, and Doug Benge, wife Jane; three sisters, Linda Muller, Toni Roland, husband David, and Judi Sigman, husband Steve; three step-children; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a strong Christian man, hard working, caring, fun loving, and always had a joke for everyone. He loved spending time outdoors. Dick’s greatest joys were spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them to fish, swim, and ride 4 wheelers and archery.

He attended Calvary Fellowship Church in Greencastle.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Fay of Calvary Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Hartman Cemetery, Roachdale.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to St. Judes Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-1942


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2013

Richard R. "Dick" Benge

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Kelly Murphy

August 11, 2013

I just learned of Dick's passing and I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dick at AT&T when he started in Indianapolis. He always had a witty remark and a funny joke. His true passions in life were his family and the outdoors. I am praying for you and your family during this trying time.

Rob Yeley

August 11, 2013

You will be missed by all you showed me a lot about the way a man takes care of his family and loves his wife I will always remember talking about our lord Jesus with you and some of your fatherly advice you would often give

Kim Linn

August 10, 2013

Dear Family, Sorry for your loss, I last saw Dick at our high school reunion in 2009,It was the first time he had attended and it was great to visit with him,we had a lot of history growing up together, playing sports, running our paper routes, working together at the Flame Club, playing in the grade school and high school bands, he was a fun person to be with, and I will always cherish the memories I have of him, I regret that I couldn't attend the showing because I was working out of town, our thoughts our with you, God Bless,

Alice Weir

August 9, 2013

I just heard of Dick's passing. I am so sorry for your loss, and you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Alice Weir (Former neighbor at 1287, the old log home.)

Julie Benge

August 8, 2013

My memories of uncle Dick are at Christmas when the whole family was together. Good times! Praying for the whole family, and rejoicing that he is in heaven with Grandpa, Grandma, and Jesus!

Jason Oppy

August 8, 2013

Thinking of you and your family at this time. With deepest sympathy.

Tina Franks

August 8, 2013

As i had only met you a handful of times I know the stories of your daughters time, you are precious in her eyes for you are her Father ! You will be missed I am sure by many but one day met by all your family and friends!

Kristina Yeley

August 8, 2013

I miss you Dad.

Kris Yeley

August 8, 2013

I love you Dad.

Andrew "Andy" Livingston

August 8, 2013

I will miss you greatly uncle dick. I know your sitting right there with grandma and grandpa fishing. Thanks for being like them and being a true Christian and not ever holding my past against and loving me unconditionally. I'll miss that god awful mustache too. Lol!!. I love you.