“Betty” Bennett, of Liberty Township and Porter, died Thursday, June 18,
2020 at her home. She was 76.
Betty was born
August 4, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Levi George Summers
and Martha (Butler) Summers, who preceded her in death.
In 1965 in
Chesterton, Betty married the love of her life, George R. Bennett Jr., of
Dune Acres, who preceded her in death.
Betty is survived
by two loving daughters, Mary Elizabeth Bennett of Chesterton and Catherine
Bennett Col’n of Porter; as well as a very dear son-in-law, Josˇ Manuel
The oldest of three
children, Betty grew up in Chesterton and was an active member of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in Chesterton, and later St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Michigan City, Indiana. She graduated from Chesterton High School in 1961
and then attended Purdue University Extension in Michigan City. Betty began
working for the Insurance Exchange in Chicago and a friend told her about
two nice young men, George and Lynn Bennett, who had a carpool she could
join. She quickly fell in love with the handsome brown eyes gazing back at
her in the rear-view mirror. A short courtship later and Betty and George
George was a
private pilot, and Betty learned to be a top-notch navigator. They enjoyed
endless air-trips for many years. They also shared a love of trains, history
and camping: all of which made for many memorable family trips with the
Betty was an active
member of Al-Anon since 1974. She owed the success of her marriage, serenity
and happiness to the 12 Step Program that she and George shared together
until his death in 2002. Betty went on to continue working her program which
benefited not only her, but countless others. Thank you, Betty.
In recent years,
Betty found yet another group of friends at Sunrise Restaurant in
Chesterton. She appreciated the conversation, friendship and most of all the
laughter the staff and “regulars” would share on a sometimes daily basis.
With concerns about
Covid-19 and ongoing quarantine, no service will be held at this time. The
family plans to schedule a Celebration of Life in the near future and hopes
friends and family will be able to attend.
arrangements are entrusted to the White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be