Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett, 73, of Florence, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at his residence.

He was born May 20, 1939, in Switzerland County, the son of Stanley L. and Stella Romans Bennett. He was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. He was employed at the Carpenters Union Local 1142 in Lawrenceburg, retiring after 30 years of service. He also worked at Aurora Casket Co. for three years. He was a former foreman at Randall Textron Inc. in Vevay. He lived all of his life in Switzerland County. He was a member of the Switzerland County Tractor Club and the National Antique Tractor Pullers Association. He enjoyed horse pulling, antique tractor pulling and rabbit hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna Sue Aylor Bennett, whom he married Nov. 27, 1965; two daughters, Laura Sullivan of East Enterprise and Stacey Harsh of Akron; his mother; one brother, Gordon Bennett of Rising Sun; one sister, Janet "Peachy" Kent of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died Oct. 5, 1997; and one sister, Betty Jo Lauderbaugh, who died Aug. 23, 1994.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.