John Henry Benningfield

August 23, 1940 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 79)

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John Henry Benningfield age 79,  died peacefully at Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell Montana on December 22nd, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.

Born August 23rd, 1940 in Rock Island, Illinois, he was the third child of Henry B. Benningfield and Laveta A. Benningfield (Hootman).

He was a long time member of the Worldwide Church of God since 1970 and later Living Church of God and United Church of God, An International Association.  Moving back to Whitefish, Montana from the White Mountains of New Mexico in 2014, he was a retired machinist and teacher.

Preceding him in death are his older brother, Bascom F, and his oldest sister, Alta May.  A brother, Frank, whereabouts unknown.  Youngest surviving brother, Tuck, resides in Florida.

Oldest son John Jr. preceded him in death in 2013.  There remain three surviving children and their Mother, Barbara N Bitner. James Alan, Candace Elizabeth AbdElHamed (husband Nour AbdElHamed), and Andrew Scott.

Three grandchildren Zachary Robert Watson, Drew Eugene Watson and Rebecca. Five great grandchildren thus far, Adelyn Ruth Watson, Xavier Ray Watson, A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m on Thursday January 2, 2020 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home.

Burial will take place in his family burial plot, in  Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.


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Celebration of Life
January 2, 2020

3:00 PM
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home

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