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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Cold Pizza] #564996
Mon Sep 01 2014 05:27 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 05:27 PM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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I just got home from the cabin. I caught wind of this from another oldgassser on Facebook on Sunday while in an area where I had phone coverage. I am very saddened to hear that Dick has passed away. Oldgas will never be the same. He was one of the Oldgas OG's..

Rip buddy.

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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Ryan Underthun] #565001
Mon Sep 01 2014 05:53 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 05:53 PM
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Evansville, In
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Dick will be missed for sure! Funny he would send a random pm about stuff on this site and I would smile when it would show up.
Godspeed my friend!


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Jarvis] #565012
Mon Sep 01 2014 06:23 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 06:23 PM
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Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
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Quote Ryan..He was one of the Oldgas OG's..

I like that

Miss ya' buddy


In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14
Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: st.rod] #565019
Mon Sep 01 2014 06:41 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 06:41 PM
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Decatur, IL
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Can anyone post a link to his obituary? We have been looking online, but can't find it.

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Tara Worsham] #565025
Mon Sep 01 2014 07:09 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 07:09 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Originally Posted By: Tara Worsham
Can anyone post a link to his obituary? We have been looking online, but can't find it.


When I find out, I'll share here.


Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Oldgas] #565063
Mon Sep 01 2014 09:17 PM
Mon Sep 01 2014 09:17 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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It's just tough to see this. Dick was a person full of humor and knowledge that nobody else will ever know. I never got to meet him, but boy I sure wish I could've. He was tough on me starting out here, but you know he has been absolutely great to me ever since. We PM'ed every once in awhile and always had a great time. I have one real close friend who has an immense amount of knowledge on this hobby also, just now one less man with that immense knowledge. He is in a better place now, but we have to suffer here over it. I know he would want us to move on and keep collecting! RIP Dick Bennett. I will miss that humor and knowledge.


Braden Splichal

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: bsplichal95] #565101
Tue Sep 02 2014 02:22 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 02:22 AM
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Lebanon, Indiana. USA
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R.I.P. Dick!

You always had an honest answer I could trust to my questions over the years.
The loss of your knowledge, dry wit and humor on this website will surely be missed by many, for a long time to come.

Chuck

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Gaspedler] #565109
Tue Sep 02 2014 05:07 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 05:07 AM
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Mass
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We've been away since friday a.m. with 0 cell and internet service. Reading this this a.m. is just heartbreaking and shocking, I too was emailing and PMing with Dick just before we left, I too would smile when I saw another PM or especially an email from him, we chatted quite frequently about many issues. A few times I would not have a clue as to what he was saying, His comment back would be OOPS, that was supposed to go to someone else, Which now I understand seeing all the people he shared pms with could have got confusing.
I've never been to Iowa Gas and even as I am not as interested in collecting as I once was I still wanted to get to Iowa with the sole intention of meeting Dick and Mick.

Rest in Peace Dick, you will be missed.


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: KZ1000] #565121
Tue Sep 02 2014 06:41 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 06:41 AM
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Nebraska
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Although I never met Dick in person, I reached out to him several times on pump questions and just last week on oil cans. He was always willing to share his extensive knowledge.

Thanks, Dick, you will be missed.

Dave


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: nebrgas] #565125
Tue Sep 02 2014 07:05 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 07:05 AM
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N.E Missouri
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Just seeing this......

Very sorry to hear this. As I might not have had as much interaction with Dick as most of you have, he did help me out on a tin can a couple weeks ago. He didnt have to, but he reached out and offered his help got me going in the right direction. Now I have a tin can in my collection that I have been looking for.

I also enjoy reading his posts and comments. He will be missed for sure.


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Rabbitman] #565130
Tue Sep 02 2014 07:30 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 07:30 AM
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Interlaken, NY
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So sorry to hear this. Dick was one of a kind and will be missed. We traded oranges for NYS goodies and had fun with it. His wealth of knowledge will be missed. Prayers to his family. RIP Dick..


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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: 59fairlane] #565149
Tue Sep 02 2014 10:00 AM
Tue Sep 02 2014 10:00 AM
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Central Kentucky
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Prayers to DB's family and friends. I always enjoyed when I would look at the listing of topics and see where he typed the last post and would click on it to see his opinion or info he gave about it. As alot of others have mentioned he always was very quick to help answer any question.

Brian

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: Gas Pump Rob] #565182
Tue Sep 02 2014 12:50 PM
Tue Sep 02 2014 12:50 PM
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so. minnesota usa
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Sad to hear. I miss him already, I always liked that guy! he knew A LOT of stuff.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Family and Friends!

Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: tom 2 tone] #565228
Tue Sep 02 2014 03:18 PM
Tue Sep 02 2014 03:18 PM
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OKC, OK
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Very sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.


Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away [Re: publicenemy1925] #565389
Tue Sep 02 2014 11:15 PM
Tue Sep 02 2014 11:15 PM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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I wrote this on another post, but thought it belonged here, because of all the help DB gave me.

I was in California when Dick passed. I was so busy I never looked on OG for over a week. Finally started looking at the posts here, but started with the newest ones, instead of the oldest ones. A subject came up and I emailed a question to DB, again not knowing all this. Really feel bad about his passing and my email.

Dick and I were close, we are both cynics, but DB was more verbal than I am.

Not many people know this but Dick on one of five people that helped me put values on all the gas pumps in my first book.

When I wrote the second book, he did all the values. I wanted to thank him in the book, but he said no. We emailed each other all the time and spoke on the phone often. I would kid him about his OG responses.

Some people think I am an expert on gas pumps, but true fully, Dick forgot more that I have ever learned, we are going to miss him here on OG.

Jack Sim


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