Gary E. Benson age 69, of Lima passed away 6:25 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. He was born Jan. 14, 1953 in Toledo to the late James Edward and Josephine (Henry) Benson.
Gary had been a machinist for GT Technologies. Gary never knew a stranger, he enjoyed pranking people and making them laugh. He also enjoyed playing darts, dice and cards, shooting pool, dancing and listening to music. He also loved woodworking. He was a member of the Eagles, Moose and UAW.
Survivors include 5 kids: Peggy (Tim) Thomas, Sherri (Anthony) Ihle, Cliff Myers all of Findlay, Misty (David) Stricker of Albuquerque, NM and Jennifer (Sean) Young of Lima, 19 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a sister Darla (Butch) Lubahn of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by a great grandson Carter Matthew Groch-Karsten, 13 siblings and a stepfather Bud Claypool.
A celebration of life will be from 1 to 6:30 Sunday, Sept. 25th at Springbrook Gardens 4240 N. West Street Lima, Oh 45801.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.