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Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away #564207
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:29 PM
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It is with heavy heart I announce that our beloved friend and fellow petroliana collector Dick Bennett (a.k.a. The Professor) passed away last night. He will be greatly missed by me and many others in our hobby. Dick provided a wealth of information for us and was an asset to the Old Gas community.
While your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated, his wife, Judy, requests that any condolences or memories of Dick be posted here instead of contacting her directly at this difficult time.

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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Gas Pump Rob] #564209
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:31 PM
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condolences too Judy & the family... cool
R.I.P. DB

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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Gas Pump Rob] #564211
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:34 PM
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Deepest sympathy to his family. The site will never be quite the same.


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Always looking for neon signs and skins , Flying A ,& Wayne 60s.
Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: advertologist] #564212
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:36 PM
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Sad to hear. Just chatted with him yesterday and everyday. He was a great friend and will be greatly missed. DB has taught me a lot. Oldgas will not be the same without him.

Dan McGuffey


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: JUNK KING] #564213
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:37 PM
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Deepest sympathy to his family as well. Wish I had the chance to meet him. frown


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Oilcanman87] #564216
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:43 PM
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Damn....what a shock. DB and I had a lengthy back and forth message session Wednesday night, I can't believe it. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will DEFINITELY be missed here, his knowledge was endless, and if you were a willing listener, he was glad to share with it with you. I too wish I had a chance to meet Dick.....guess I'll have to wait until I'm on the other side. frown DB started out rough on me like he did all the other newbies, but I figured out over time that, IMO, he was weeding out the true collectors from the rest, and I grew to enjoy our online friendship.
Darin

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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Oilcanman87] #564217
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:45 PM
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I can honestly say Db was a friend of mine from the first day we met at Iowa gas years ago. I will miss him for sure


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: s932] #564220
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:54 PM
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Wow when I saw the title I was hoping it was some sort of prank. A real bummer for the hobby. I am glad to have met Dick in person at Iowa a few years ago. Always enjoyed his insight and opinions here, and in PMs. A HUGE loss for the hobby and oldgas.
RIP pal.


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: MetroPetro] #564221
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:58 PM
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My prayers go to his his wife Judy. Never met him, and from what I knew of him here did not make me a fan to be honest. But have no doubt the following quote sounds just like something that would apply to him:

"I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: s932] #564223
Fri Aug 29 2014 04:59 PM
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I can't believe it. Dick and I hit it off from the start here on Oldgas for some reason as I know a lot of folks had a hard time figuring him out. His gruff front was not the helping and truly dedicated collector and friend he was to many. I am thankful we were able to meet last year at Iowa and become friends. One truly never knows when our number is up and the good Lord calls us home. God bless Judy and the family in the weeks and months ahead. I never met Judy but the fact that Dick was originally from my neck of the woods and her maiden name being Bass was a big part of our early conversations that led to a great friendship. Rest in Peace Dick.

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: MetroPetro] #564224
Fri Aug 29 2014 05:01 PM
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Wow is right! DB will for sure be missed. So sorry to hear this.
Spoke with him by email lots and he was always willing to help. I too wish I had the chance to meet him in person. Oldgas will not be the same,rest in peace Dick.

My prayers go out to Judy and the family. Rob let us know if we as a group need to do something.


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Loyd Pierce] #564225
Fri Aug 29 2014 05:09 PM
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my feeling sad thoughts go out to Dick & family as he help me a lot when starting out on my Boyle Dayton collection finding hard parts for me also helped with my spel corrections when needed Laroy

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: pasngas] #564228
Fri Aug 29 2014 05:13 PM
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Extremely sad to hear this,like most of us here.
His knowledge was only surpassed by his personality in my book.
His dry sense of humor and bluntness were just one of the many reasons I tuned here.
He constantly gave me gruff for my Chicago pizza photo,saying how disgusting it looked..LOL.
We occasionally talked back & forth,and now wish I made more of an effort to tell him how much I really appreciated who he was.
My deepest condolences to his wife.
Rest In Peace Mr.Bennett.

This is one of my favorite photos of you..

DB.jpg
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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: pasngas] #564229
Fri Aug 29 2014 05:13 PM
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Wow, just talked to him Monday. Sympathies to his family.


Thanks, Phil
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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Rabbitman] #564231
Fri Aug 29 2014 05:14 PM
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Just got in from dinner and heard from Shawn. Words can't express howI feel right now. Just talked with db last night also.


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