Truman Wells Bennett

May 19, 1932September 22, 2022
Obituary of Truman Wells Bennett
Truman Wells Bennett, 90, of Westerville, Passed away on September 22, 2022. He was born on May 19, 1932, to the late Oscar and Emily (Wells) Bennett. In addition to his parents, Truman was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Courtney; and siblings Sharon Moulton, Glenn Moulton and Ostalee (Bennett) Tarbert. Truman received his degrees in geology from the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University. He worked over 65 years as a geologist and hydrogeologist, always having a new idea or a new field that needed explored. He started his career in the oil fields in Texas, but returned to Ohio to work primarily in the water and environmental sector. He worked for the Layne Company where he designed and oversaw the building of Ranney collector wells for industrial and municipal water use on two continents. In 1980, he started a business, Bennett & Williams where he worked to provide, protect, and clean up water resources. He authored many professional papers and books, many which are still in use today. He loved to travel and set foot on every continent except Antarctica. He was the person that was called to far away continents to solve problems when others had failed. He worked in South America, Jordan, Iran, and South Korea as well as all over the United States. He was an avid reader, who loved all books, but especially the classics and poetry. It was not uncommon for him to recite poems so that others could appreciate them. He enjoyed passing on his knowledge to his children and grandchildren. Most importantly, he loved life. Truman will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years, Jan, children, Karen (Gary) Ballou and Mark (Laura) Bennett: grandchildren, Gordon (Teresa) Ballou, Dana Ballou, and Amanda Courtney: three great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family and close friends. A Celebration of Life for Truman will be held Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Schoedinger Worthington, Ohio 43085. Sharing of memories will be at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Grove City, Oh.

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Schoedinger Worthington

Friday, October 21, 2022

Sharing of Memories

5:30 pm