Douglas Preston Bennett

January 16, 1953March 26, 2021

Douglas “Doug”, Born January 16th, 1953 was a native Californian, who was caring and thoughtful with a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh that made you smile. He was an avid collector of many things especially Antique radios. Fiercely loving and dedicated to his wife, children, extended family and friends. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly March 26, 2021.

Doug was blessed to maintain a career in water filtration that spanned 50 years and started alongside his father, Bob, and was considered an expert in his field.

Doug loved cooking for his Wife and Children, was a high school athlete and loved to watch and follow his favorite sports teams. Doug loved going to the mountains and spending time at the sea, enjoying a walk on the shore and beachcombing for hidden treasures. The simple pleasures in life brought him the greatest joy. He was the ultimate self-taught do-it yourself handy man and he had the uncanny ability to fix anything. He loved to tinker and could always be found in his man cave working on something.

Doug was restoring a ‘56 Nomad, a car he had while in high school. The car was nearly complete. The family plans to ride with his ashes in his dream car as soon as the project is finished.

Doug’s generous, loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Doug was a loving husband of 31 years, proud father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children, Colin Bennett (Amy), Brian Bennett (Megan) and Mary Vera (Lucio); Grandchildren, Colin Jr., Cole, Owen, Elsie, Victor and Lena.

Celebration of life to be held at a later date.


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


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David and Dana Brazie

April 10, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Even though we never met Doug, I feel we already knew him, from the way Sandy spoke of him, and the stories she shared with us. We are always here for you.

Jill Varvell

April 9, 2021

I'm so so sad. I remember meeting Doug for the first time at Jerry Hill's home maybe 7-8 years ago? I was struck by his fondness of you Sandy, we sat across from you guys and we chatted at length about this that and the other. I'm pretty sure I spotted the two of you cuttin' a rug on the dancefloor at Jerry's. Doug had a very even temperedness about him and I could tell how much the two of you loved each other. Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry.

Marylinda Kelley

April 7, 2021

We will never forget Doug and his quick wit, friendliness and laughter. Mary and Mike

Lynn Glocker

April 3, 2021

Doug & Sandy, two very special people. The love they share is incredible.

Doug will be greatly missed. We enjoyed 'outdoor' dining last summer in Arnold. So grateful we shared that evening with you!
Surrounded by love 💞😘
Lynn & John