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On the early morning of Monday, March 30, 2020, Vince Bennett passed away in his sleep. Surrounded by family and friends, Vince would have chosen no other way to go.   The son of Linden Ross & Joan (Woodward) Bennett, he was born on March 1, 1963 in Preston, Idaho and was a manager at Mateco, an environmental drilling company.

Vern/Vinny was a man who loved shooting guns, working in the garage, fishing, hunting, camping, and most of all enjoying time with his loved ones. Married to his amazing wife, Theresa, for 36 years, they enjoyed most of their times outdoors.  Whether hosting Indy 500 parties, or trailing through mountains out west in their Can-Am, Theresa and Vince were always inseparable.

Vince was the hardest worker, primarily for his family. He never enjoyed to be the center of attention, but always seemed to grab everyone’s attention with his kindness and wise-cracks. His stubbornness and humor stayed with him to the very end, as his friends and family would have expected nothing less. He always had a plan and a goal that was best for him and his family. Everyone, including coworkers, family, and friends, recognized him as the most persistent, at tasks both big and small. Although short in stature he had a large heart and strong will, leaving a large hole in the hearts of anyone he has ever touched.

He was the greatest devoted husband to Theresa and father to his sons, Brandon Vince Bennett & Salina Nelson, and Skyler Mitch Bennett; and his spoiled dog, Achilles.  For those who knew Vince, they knew he was the most stubborn yet kind man one would ever meet.  Also surviving are his mother in-law Marilyn;  brothers, Laine & Gail, Blake, Shawn & Julie, and Shane & Alyson; siblings-in-law, Kelly, Kim, Robin, Phil, Tonja, and Fred; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends too numerous to be named.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Linden & Joan Bennett.

At Vince’s request there will be a celebration of his life in the near future.  “Even though I’m leavin’ I aint goin’ nowhere.”  The family would like to recognize sister in-law Tonja Rittenberry for her amazing comfort, support, and strength throughout the last few days that Vince was with us.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations may be made through the go fund me page, , or mail them to 11680 Podunk Avenue N.E., Greenville, MI 48838.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Vince’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Leslie Lake Bliss on April 1, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    I can still see the child first time we all met back in school. So sorry for the family’s loss. My heart is with you all. If an old classmate can do anything at all for you please reach out. Leslie Lake Bliss

  2. Lori Davis on April 1, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Theresa and family. As the obituary says, he will always be with you. Prayers for your peace and comfort.

  3. Kelly and Billy on April 1, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Vince, we will miss you so much! We will think of you often, especially during NASCAR and Football season. To my sister, Theresa, we are so sorry for your loss and know this is a very difficult time for you and the boys. I’ve and prayers to all!

  4. Penny Dora on April 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    We will forever remember the best times, and oh so many laughs, we shared through our children and the friendship they still have that brought us together. You are a wonderful family and Vince was an awesome man. We will cherish the memories we made. We love you so much and we send our most sincere condolences to you all. Our prayers and our love will always be with you. Glenn and Penny

  5. Ashley on April 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    We are very sorry for this loss. He was amazing and will be missed. We didn’t get to visit often but always looked forward to when we did. He was kind and always had a good spirit. Love and miss all.

    The Colemans

  6. Kim Carrick on April 1, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    My Memories begin in Evergreen Village so many Memories Made since then! Riding bikes,Playing football @ the printing press&More.As Adults,Raised our Children Together.Spent many, if not every weekend together playing games while our children played together.Memories of decorating you in makeup,lol,playing cornhole in the garage, wetting down the garden to play mud volleyball.The”Grill Master”Always a Great job (except the time told I you I liked my dogs burnt & they’re were no I Loved hearing You Sing secretly because you did not want to be heard.You had the most beautiful voice. We have lost a huge anchor in our family,I know you are in the Heavenly skies with your parents & my dad.I hope that provides those you left behind comfort.To my sis Theresa,Brandon & Mitch, Our Family is Strong ,The Love is Deep, We will get through this Together. HUGS & LOVES sent from Afar, Kim

  7. Christine Hubbarx on April 1, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Prayers for all the family. I used to work with his mother and visited them in Utah after they moved back from Michigan. Love to all the family.

  8. Christine Hubbard on April 1, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Prayers for all the family. I used to work with his mother and visited them in Utah after they moved back from Michigan. Love to all the family.

  9. Georgie Herigstad on April 1, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I know Vince will leave a big hole in your heart. Memories and love of family and friends will get you through. My love and prayers for you and your families and a big hug promised one day. Love you.

  10. Aunt Jeri on April 1, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Vince was a great guy,I remember falling down there steps and he told me I couldn’t come in the house anymore,but when he got the wall build he told me now you can come in,we laughed about jeri’s wall.I know theresa and the boys are going to have some bad days,weeks,and years,but they’ll make it,and we’ll all be here for them. Love you guys

  11. Gary Swift on April 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Vince was a very smart person we all learned so much from him at mateco there wasn’t a problem he couldn’t solve we all looked up to him .in retirement We were going to see street outlaws we would talk about the show all the time r I p brother and prayers for the family

  12. Steven Muth on April 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    RIP Vince, you will forever be missed!

  13. Danne Burns on April 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I first met Vince and Teresa when I was a 19 year old kid dating Teresa’s younger sister Robin, we had a lot of fun back in those days most of which probably shouldn’t be told in This forum, what do you mean really stood out about thence what’s his knowledge and his leadership, the man was absolute clutch with a putter when we couldn’t hardly stand up. Hello I’ve been absent from his life for 11 years I never forgot the fun we all had. He was my big brother, father figure, just a great friend all rolled into one awesome brother-in-law, Brandon, Mitch, regardless if Vince knew it or not the real pants in the family matriarch Teresa my heart goes out to you and I love you guys to pieces. Go rest in peace for now brother Vince but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer and will be shotgunning beers together once again, for old times sake, weekends only of course.

  14. RANDY REED on April 2, 2020 at 12:22 am


  15. Jan Franklin, the Holguin’s and Frankl’s on April 2, 2020 at 8:44 am

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

  16. Dale Elliott on April 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Vince and I worked together for over 30 years. Not only was he a valued team member he was family. I remember an out of town project, Vince and I went to get a bite to eat one evening. The restaurant we pulled up to all the sudden had 3 coach buses roll up. We decided to quick go in before the crowd. We were welcomed at the door and proceeded to eat buffet style, complimentary drinks and music. The place became packed with people from all over the US. We realized we were taking part in a Domino’s Pizza private franchise party. We always laughed about that. I will miss all the sports bets we made between us. He was a great friend.

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