Born on his father‘s birthday in 1946, John Alan Bennett age 76 of Wilmington Delaware passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at his home.
John was a 1969 graduate of Bradley University where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.
After a brief career in retail management, John came home to Delaware to begin his banking career at the former Farmers Bank of Delaware. From John’s earliest years he demonstrated an interest in the stock market. A passion he shared with his maternal grandmother. His final career move was to live his passion as a broker retiring from Wells Fargo after 32 years in the brokerage business.
Whether coaching baseball, judging stroke and turns or sitting on the sidelines John spent many hours coaching and participating in his children’s activities. Being civic minded, John was an active Junior Achievement mentor and previously served on the New Castle County Pension Board.
John was predeceased by his parents John Bennett III and Margaret Bennett (Gulick) and by his brother Steven Bennett. John is survived by his wife Catherine Bennett (Shahan), and will forever be remembered with love as an amazing partner, role model, and father by his sons John Andrew (Andy) (Sarah), David and Bruce and his daughter Lea. John is also the proud PaPa of John David, Amelia, and William who brought him years of joy and by his sister-in-law Virginia Bennett.
The Bennett family is grateful to Bayada Healthcare and Hospice teams for the excellent care and support they provided for John and his family over the past year.
In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting The Shriners Hospital for Children in John’s memory.