James Todd Bennett

Thursday, November 29, 2018

James Todd Bennett, age 59, of Glendive passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.

Jim was born in Glendive on June 12, 1959, the son of Johnny and Jean (Ritchey) Bennett. He grew up and attended schools in Glendive, graduating from Dawson County High School in 1977. Following his schooling he went right to work on the family farm near Glendive which was his true love. He married Sally Dietrich in 1989 in Glendive. Jim loved spending time at the cabin on Fort Peck Lake, enjoying a few beers and spending time with friends and family. Jim could fix anything. He loved to tinker on old vehicles, especially his ’67 Belvedere. Jim and Sally enjoyed to travel, especially to Las Vegas to the National Finals Rodeo and to celebrate their 20 year anniversary. He adored animals, especially his passel of cats. Jim was a kind and humble man who was liked by everyone. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. Making cheese balls were a delicacy during Christmas given to friends and family. He was proud to be a two-time Exalted Ruler for the Glendive Elks Lodge.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sally; three brothers, Gary (Renee), Terry (Linda), and Dave (Kari); brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob Dietrich, Paul (Jackie) Dietrich, Sandy (Gary) Koffler, Tom Dietrich, Susan (Dean) Schnell, and Fred (Wendie) Dietrich; nieces and nephews, Heidi, Bryan (Lacie), Lindsay (Rob), Johnny, Dawn, Amy (Brian), Adam (Mary), Brian (Mariah), Scott (Annette), Chad, Shawn (Danielle), Jeff, Brad, Steve (Leticia), Denise (Ryan), Ben (Christine), and Debi (Nick); numerous great-nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lee Ann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; uncle, Robert Bennett; niece, Dani; nephew, Dustin; and his best buddy, Skip.

At Jim’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. A family and friends gathering will be planned in the spring. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

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