Howard Benge, 95, Marion, passed away in his home at 6:15 am on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born in Clinton County on November 10, 1923, to the late Luther and Mary (Finney) Benge. He married his loving wife of 73 years, Mabel Chittick, and she survives.
Howard was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II in the 44th Infantry Division. Following his military service, he was an accountant for many years with Erie Stone. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel; daughter, Carol (Sven) Barkman of Deedsville; three sons, Robert Benge of Indianapolis, Mark E. (Debbie Huestis) Benge of Kokomo, and Scott W. (Julie) Benge of Salisbury, MD; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Benge of SC; and sister, Georgia (Jewell) Richards of MI.
A graveside service for Howard will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Geetingsville Cemetery in Geetingsville, IN.
Arrangements are entrusted to Integrity Funeral Care, 2901 S. Washington St., Marion, IN.
Memories may be shared online at www.ifccares.com.