Roger Dee Bennett
1940 - 2020

Bennett, Roger Dee

Roger D. Bennett, 79, died Saturday, September 26 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis due to complications from Covid-19 after a month long fight. Born October 15, 1940 in Lincoln, NE, the only son to Edith and DeWitt Bennett, he graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he played varsity football and was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. At Wesleyan, Roger met and married Linda J. Bennett; their 60th wedding anniversary is this July. Before retiring he was an executive in the publishing industry, when he was known to sport a trim beard and smoke a pipe.

Roger was a lover of fishing, lover of baseball, lover of animals (indulgent cat dad to many) and never one to shy away from a good dad joke. He was an avid reader, talented woodworker and expert fish fryer with a voracious appetite for blueberries. He also believed in justice. A devoted grandpa and loyal husband and father, he is survived by his wife Linda, his daughters Jeanne, Gail, and Heather and his six beloved grandchildren, Juliann, Vince, Cory, Cassie, Sydney, and Jace.

Services: The family will hold a private memorial on his birthday, October 15, 2020. In lieu of flowers, you may honor him by making a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation, supporting healthcare workers in your area and by wearing a mask.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 4, 2020.
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I only this week was informed of Roger´s death from Covid. Regrettably I´d lost touch with Roger since dc Heath was sold but the sad news is traveling via Facebook and I´m sure you´re aware of that. He was a keen observer of the world of college textbook publishing and passed onto his protégés, myself included, many astute observations and much wisdom. My condolences to you and the family.
Tom Flaherty
January 3, 2021
I want to express my sympathy on Rogers death. Linda, it was alway good to see you both at reunions. I heard from several LHS friends who also shared their sadness. May God provide comfort to you and your family.
Bill Janike
October 22, 2020
Jacqueline Belliveau
October 11, 2020
Linda and family. We are so saddened to hear of Roger's passing. Such fond memories of times spent with you guys when I was growing up. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Tina Schwahn
October 10, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Roger's passing. He was a good man and I had many a good time with him at Lincoln Northeast High School.
October 10, 2020
I never got to know Roger, but his spirit shines on in his sweet daughters and grandchildren. Hugs to everyone from afar.
Hilary Dustin
October 6, 2020
Roger was a gem of gems, loving dad to his daughters and grandchildren. Sincerest condolences to the whole family for your loss.
Patricia Olynyk
October 5, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love your way.
October 5, 2020