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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away
Mike M. #564371 Fri Aug 29 2014 11:38 PM
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I had the honor of meeting DB a couple of years ago when he stopped at my place hoping to find a few treasures. I didn't have any so we proceeded to tour Cheyenne's collectors. He parked Ryan's boat across the street and we took my car and left for the afternoon. He did find a station lighter and a few other things to take to IG. Afterwards we went dinner at a local restaurant and shot the breeze. I sent him on his way to IG about 6:30 knowing that I had just met a gentleman and one of the finest collectors that I have ever met. You will be missed. Mitch

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Re: Our friend Dick Bennett has passed away
Mike M. #564372 Fri Aug 29 2014 11:56 PM
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Thank you Oldgas members for all your kind words. I met Dick in 2001 through seeing his name at the Santa Paula Oil Museum, and Oldgas. My wife and I are already missing Dick. He visited us very often and we had become great friends. Dick was always willing to help us with whatever needed to be done whether it involved gas pumps or home/ranch work. We swapped many pump stories over the years. Dick was a Jack of all trades guy that has taught me so much over the years.
Judy you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here whenever you need us. Thank you for sharing Dick with us over the years.

Rob and Lesley

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Very sad to hear the news. I became friends with him through this forum and had the opportunity to meet him at a few bashes. A fun guy to joke around with too! Going to miss his dedication to the hobby.

Vern

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I've been gone for awhile and hate to hear this. I wish his family all the best.

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gaspower #564375 Sat Aug 30 2014 12:27 AM
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Very bad news indeed. I am 65 years old. I was just preparing to make my first order of the Vico oil cans from Dick. What a sad day for this community and his family. He had been most helpful on many of my questions posted here.RIP Dick.
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Gas Pump Rob #564380 Sat Aug 30 2014 02:19 AM
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I never had the chance to meet Dick but had some email conversations with him over the years. He could sometimes send me a question about some "foreign stuff" and was always quick to respond if I had a question.
It is funny how you feel that you know a person only through a site like this and a few emails, will miss You DB! R.I.P.

Claes

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fast66 #564381 Sat Aug 30 2014 03:21 AM
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Thanks Dick for all your wisdom and insight. We will all definitely miss his knowledge. Rest in peace.


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junior25 #564384 Sat Aug 30 2014 03:46 AM
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I never met DB but was looking forward to trying to meet him in person and mend a bridge this year in Iowa. I was disappointed when I heard that he wasn't attending because of his health. Unfortunately my last interaction with him was a typical spare over what I deemed "negativity". Maybe in retrospect we were a lot a like. I never was able to crack the hard shell into the friendship realm with him however We shared the love of the Hobby. My deepest sympathies to his wife and the Bennett Family. R.I.P. DB


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Maxgas #564385 Sat Aug 30 2014 04:02 AM
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He always kept us straight and was without question a storehouse of information and knowledge. He is irreplaceable. RIP Dave Jones


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My condolences to the Bennett's. Being relatively new to the forum I never met Dick in person but thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour with each post or admired him for the all the details and facts he could pass on for everyone's benefit. He was one collector that I always said to myself I needed to meet when I make it to Iowa. Unfortunately we'll never meet in person but he has left a lasting impression with me. Take care.

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I am deeply troubled to hear this news. I have his family in my prayers.


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Catauladave #564392 Sat Aug 30 2014 04:49 AM
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Never met or talked to the man but he was certainly knowledgeable. I posted a question about a not common pump on here some years back and he replied in the post who had another like it... that fellow and I ended up helping each other out. I appreciated that.
Rest In Peace, and my condolences to his family and friends.

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Tokheim #564393 Sat Aug 30 2014 05:06 AM
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Condolences to the family. Dick will be sadly missed. Iowa and the hobby will not be the same.RIP
Roger

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Dick was a Great Guy, far different then his posts made him seem. We exchanged emails almost on a daily basis. And if you ever got him talking on the phone he would talk your ear of for as long as you would listen. He was very good at Repairing Quart Cans and bringing them back to life with no dents and new lids. His Knowledge of the Hobby was second to none. I will miss his funny emails and PM's that I would get almost daily. RIP Buddy!!!


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Esse's Garage #564395 Sat Aug 30 2014 05:56 AM
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So sad to hear of DB's passing, his impressive amount of knowledge will be irreplaceable. He was definitely an icon on this site. RIP Dick.

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