Zechariah “Zech” Eugene Bennett, age 27, formerly of Terre Haute, IN, passed away Friday, October 4th, 2019 from injuries sustained in a plane crash in Lansing, Michigan. Zech was born June 13th, 1992 to Larry G. and Cheryl Bennett. He was a 2011 graduate of Riverton Parke High School, where he excelled in football. Zech graduated from Indiana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management. Zech married his high school sweetheart, Shelby Lynn Bennett, on May 15th, 2015 on a beach in Fort Myers, FL. They were like peanut butter and jelly, never apart. They could finish each other’s sentences and their thoughts were always the same. They were perfect for each other. After graduating college, Zech worked as a Manager for the Kroger Company. After two years, Zech decided to switch his career path and began working as an Assistant Project Manager for Patterson-Horth Inc- General Contractor. Zech was eager to learn and take on new challenges. He was on assignment for his company when the small plane went down. The owner of Patterson and Horth expressed that, “in 2 short years Zech had touched the lives of everyone at the company. His infectious smile and can do attitude gained him respect among his peers.”Zech never met a stranger and he was always willing to help whoever he could. Zech had many friends that he grew up with, but as he got older his tight circle of friends became more evident. He cherished spending time with them, going to ball games and escape rooms, playing video games, riding the Harleys, and celebrating Taco Tuesday. Zech lived a life full of adventures with the love of his life. They loved to travel, but they did not care about the destination as long as they were together. Zech placed his trust in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On September 13th, 2018, Zech and his wife were baptized at their home church, New Life Fellowship. Because of Zech’s decision, he is living with the Lord and waiting for the rest of his family to join. Zech’s ultimate sacrifice was being an organ donor. Because of his unselfish choice to give, 6 lives have been changed by his donations. Zech is preceded in death by his Grandmother Darlene K. Bennett (GMa) and Grandmother Mildred E. Flora. Zech is survived by his parents, Larry and Cheryl Bennett; his beautiful wife, Shelby Lynn Bennett (Young) and their beautiful unborn child; Father in-law John Young and Wife Amber Young, Mother in-law Kim Clements and Husband Brad Clements; Sister in-laws Megan Gard, Carley Young, Leilani Young, and Rebekah Young; Brother in-Law Ian Young and Jacob Gard; and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Services will be at 12:00 p.m. noon on Saturday October 12, 2019 at New Life Fellowship, 7849 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Visitation will be at New Life Fellowship on Friday October 11, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Pastor Jeffrey Harpole will be officiating. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 were entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com
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