David G. "Big Dave" Benning, age 46, of Novelty, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
He was born Aug. 8, 1967, in Berea, Ohio. He was a resident of Novelty, Ohio, for the last four years and previously lived in Lakewood, Ohio.
Dave was employed by Superior Beverage. He was an avid weight lifter, loved working out, very adventurous and enjoyed time with his family. He was a "Gentle Giant".
He was the beloved husband of 22 ½ years to Wendy L. (nee Stendel) Benning; loving father of Carysse N. Benning; son of Betty Benning and Ronald Starks; brother of Tanya Benning; brother-in-law of Charlene (John) Power and Patricia (Paul) Stanonik. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and his faithful dog "Harley".
Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Abbey of Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home), 38015 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, Ohio.
Funeral services at 7:30 p.m., Monday, at the Abbey of Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home), 38015 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, Ohio. Pastor Gary Koly will officiate at the services.
Graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Chapel at Sunset, Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Road, North Olmstead, Ohio. MCVFuneralhomes.com.