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Long Serving Department Member David Bennett Passed Away

1927 - 2014

David Wells Bennett, husband, father, philosopher, musician, and friend, passed away February 14, 2014, at the age of 87, after a long and patient battle with Parkinson's disease. He taught at the University of Utah for 30 years and was known as a voice of reason and uniter of divergent factions. David's family and friends will treasure their memories of his quick wit, his loving, gentle nature, and his gift for seeking to understand all perspectives. He is survived by his adoring wife, Bonnie; their four children, Amy Johnson (Kevin), Emily Watts (Larry), Dan Bennett (Leslie Chin), and John Bennett; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Read more here >

A memorial service is planned on April 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Thompson Chamber Music Hall in Gardner Hall, on President's Circle, at the University of Utah.

Last Updated: 2/15/17