Martha J. Bennett, of LaPorte, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at LaPorte
Hospital. She was 54.
She was born Feb. 24, 1953 in LaPorte, the daughter of William and Mary Ellen
(Fitzgerald) Bowell both of whom preceded her in death.
On July 24, 1976 in LaPorte, Martha married John C. Bennett, who survives.
She is also survived by four children, J. Mark Bennett of LaPorte, Sarah J.
(Matt) Courtney of Valparaiso, Aaron J. (Elizabeth) Bennett of Valparaiso and
Stephen D. Bennett of Indianapolis; one grandson, Benjamin Courtney and three
brothers and one sister, David (Dale) Bowell of Indianapolis, Sue (Roger)
Smith of LaPorte, Daniel (Jane) Bowell of Upland and Stephen (Julie) Bowell
of Alden, Iowa.
Martha graduated from Rolling Prairie High School in 1971 and went on to
Taylor University where she graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in elementary
education. She was a member of Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, where she
held leadership roles in Nursery and Women in Touch. Over the course of her
life, she was involved in many other ministries including one year of
teaching in Indianapolis, Child Evangelism Fellowship and Gideonís Auxiliary.
A funeral service, Pastor Tim Bax officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Friday,
Sept. 28 at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton. Interment
will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Moeller Funeral Home, 104
Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideonís International.