Fredric Craig Bennett

September 2, 1937June 21, 2020

Fredrick Craig Bennett, age 82, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

Craig was born on September 2, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Edward John Republic and Georgia Maxine Bennett.

Craig served six years in the United States Air Force. He was a real estate developer in mortgage banking. He was the president of Centennial Mortgage. Craig developed over 1000 units of multi-family housing. He was also a master gardener. Craig was Rookie of the Year and Master Gardener of the Year in Johnson County Research & Extension Program. Craig was also a Mason.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law Martha Idell Harris.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Joan (Harris) Bennett, his daughter Janet Idell (George) Theoharis, his sons Mark Craig Bennett & Christopher Harris (Joanie) Bennett, his grandsons Joshua & Zachary Wiele, his granddaughters Jessica Clothier & Paige Bennett and his three (3) great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held. Due to the limits of the Covid-19 situation, this will be by invitation only.


  • Edward John Republic, Father (deceased)
  • Georgia Maxine Bennett, Mother (deceased)
  • Martha Idell Harris, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Gloria Joan (Harris) Bennett, Wife
  • Janet Idell Theoharis (George), Daughter
  • Mark Craig Bennett, Son
  • Christopher Harris Bennett (Joanie), Son
  • Joshua Wiele, Grandson
  • Zachary Wiele, Grandson
  • Jessica Clothier, Granddaughter
  • Paige Bennett, Granddaughter
  • Three (3), Great-grandchildren


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Fredric Craig Bennett

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Deana Petty

July 3, 2020

Craig was a wonderful loving man. Our families have known each other for 44 years. We have had so much fun together, Craig always made us laugh and made us feel happy. My children loved " Mr. Bennett" A very special memory was our cruise to the Panama Canal. Gloria and Craig, Carole and Jim Ramsey and my husband Doug and I. We had so much fun together laughing and rooting for the Kansas City Royals during the World Series. We called ourselves the RoyKans . We wore our Royals shirts and so many people on the ship rooted along with us!
We lost our dear, sweet friend Craig ,however, our happy memories of being together will always make us smile. Craig is still watching over you with love dear Gloria.
Deana Petty

mike landy

July 1, 2020

Moments are now loving memories
impossible how the time has flown
it's night and it still should be afternoon
how did it get so late so soon

Jackie Cunningham

June 29, 2020

Craig and I worked together at mortgage companies since about 1966, so that is how long we were co-workers and good friends. So many memories of the great times and funny stories we shared. I'll certainly miss him, as I know hundreds of others will. He was a special one of a kind of person and well liked. Gloria, and family, I know life will never be the same for you, but I pray that your memories will comfort you.

Dean Froerer

June 23, 2020

Craig and I sat next to each other in the school orchestra during high school in Jefferson City, MO; he was a really good trumpet player.