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John A. Bennett

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.

Funeral Services

A private burial and gravesite service will be held in advance of a memorial celebration to honor John which will be held in January 2023.


    Devin Shubrick lit a candle and writes,
    He was a very kind and nice person and my condolences to him and his family
    11/16/2022 09:03 am
    Shantaya Morris lit a candle and writes,
    I send my condolences to the family.. Mr. Bennett was a very nice person .
    11/16/2022 10:46 am
    Ron Lennon lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences for the family during this time of loss and mourning.
    11/16/2022 02:41 pm
    Joe igo writes,
    Mr John Bennett. What a great guy I had in my life. He has been 100% the whole 100% I knew him. John would pick us up at concerts in Philly. We were so young. But with John we were safe. Thank you for that. I appreciated it sweet memories. Yeah thanks
    11/16/2022 10:05 pm
    David K. O'Flynn writes,
    Johnny was a neighbor and friend of my parents, Denis and Patty, when I grew up and lived in Bellevue Manor. He was a proud member of the Bellevue Manor Monetary Adjustment Society, which also functioned as a poker group. He was my stockbroker and friend. Always gave good advice and a pleasure to talk to. I'll miss him. We will pray for Johnny and family.
    11/16/2022 11:56 pm
    Ed Pankowski lit a candle and writes,
    John … a good friend whose brother Steve married my sister Ginny. We had many good times together, the Bennetts and the Pankowskis. RIP John❤️🙏
    11/19/2022 06:41 pm
    Carol Hilty Droge writes,
    So many good memories, especially Phillies and Atlantic City, Eagles/Cowboys games, daily lunchtime pinochle games at the bank. He was a good friend and will be missed.
    11/20/2022 11:36 am
    anthony arciero writes,
    long time friend, college roommate, baseball easy my friend...yes a true and trusted friend.
    11/20/2022 03:54 pm
    Gary lit a candle and writes,
    John and I were friends from elementary school through our days at Mount Pleasant high school. He went by Allen or ‘Al’ in those days. We both worked summers in Ocean City New Jersey while in college. He was a good friend and we shared many fond memories and laughs. May he rest in peace
    11/30/2022 01:33 pm

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