1932 ~ 2017
Dewey Bennett quietly passed Saturday, February 11, 2017
at the hospital in Orem, Utah. He was born on June 23, 1932
in Alpine, Utah to Dewey Logie Bennett and Blanche Lafern
Devey. He lived his entire life within a three block area
in Alpine. He attended school in Alpine and American Fork.
Sherman married his sweetheart, Marlene Call, in the Salt
Lake Temple on November 14, 1951. They built their home
in Alpine and began buying land that they would farm for
the next 60 years. He loved to grow things and he loved
to be so close to the beautiful mountains. He also worked
at Geneva Steel for 34 years.
Sherman was a wonderful father and grandfather. His children
remember working with him on the farm and taking many memorable
family vacations. He loved to load everyone up in the car
and find the most isolated dirt roads in the middle of nowhere
to explore. Later, he loved taking his grandchildren on
rides in the dune-buggy in the hills of Alpine.
He made many friends while working on their Christmas tree
farm and at Farmer’s Market. He always had a smile
and a compliment for everyone and when asked how he was
doing, he always answered “Better than I deserve!”
He could often be seen riding around town on his beloved
bicycle, delivering fruit and vegetables to neighbors and
He served in many capacities in the church, but he especially
loved serving as the High Priest Group Leader and as a temple
worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. He had a strong testimony
of the gospel and lived what he believed. He was generous
with those around him and loved to serve and help others.
He is survived by his wife Marlene, their five children:
Douglas J (Marsha), Roger E. (Rachel), Jeffrey S. (Lori),
Janine (Arthur) Smith, and Karla (Mark)Weisenburger, 15
grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and siblings Luella
Day, Marlow (Elizabeth) Bennett, Janice (Monte) Palmer,
Philip (Marilee) Bennett, Brenda (Royce) Jorgensen, and
Marilyn (Gary) Chadwick. He is preceded in death by his
parents, his sister Lola, brother Brent, and granddaughters
Angela Bennett, Alaina Bennett, and Melissa Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February
17, 2017 at the Mountainville 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 165 North
100 East, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday,
February 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral
Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and again
on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:15 am at the church prior
to services. Interment will be at the Alpine City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church
Perpetual Education Fund.