Rudolph Bennett
Rudolph Bennett
  • December 6, 1935 - May 16, 2017
  • Fort Worth, Texas

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Since, then you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, were Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above and not earthly things. Col. 3: 1-2 (NIV)

Rudolph Bennett was born on December 6,1935 in Groesbeck, Texas, to Roddie and Julia Mae Matthews Bennett. Rudolph was the third of eight siblings.

Rudolph’s mother was a Sunday school teacher who installed in him the importance of living a Christian life. At youth he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was an active member of the Mt. Gideon Primitive Baptist Church in Doyle, Texas. Rudolph attended Woodland High School were he had many friends and a member of the basketball team. He was a member of the 4-H club; an education of the head, heart, and hands. The 4-H Club taught youth living in rural areas about the soil, farm animals, tools, cookery, and housekeeping. Rudolph graduated from Woodland High School in 1955.

Rudolph then served in the U.S. Army.

Rudolph owned land and cattle, was a carpenter, and a good cook who appreciated good housekeeping. Rudolph had peach and plum trees and a garden until he could no longer farm the land. He shared his fruit with family and friends throughout his life.

Rudolph move to Fort Worth, Texas in about 1956, where he met Betty L. Smith and married in 1958. From that union was born Debra, Vanessa, and La Nena. Rudolph was employed at General Motors and retired after 35 years. Rudolph enjoyed family and family gatherings, being outdoors, sports, good food, and traveling. He also enjoyed playing domino's or just sitting among friends having a good cup of coffee. Rudolph was a faithful member of Carter Metropolitan CME Church who provided years of service at the Tarrant County food bank, and gave to the United Way and American Heart Association.

On May 16,2017, Rudolph Bennett surrendered to the call of his Lord and transitioned from earth to glory.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty Bennett, daughters, Debra Bennett, Vanessa Baker (Donald), La Nena Bennett, granddaughter, Dione Bennett Wade (Curtis); great granddaughter, Brianna Jackson; and great grandsons, Kirt Wade, and Kaleb Wade; and many relatives and friends.

LaNena Bennett; granddaughter, Dione Bennett Wade (Curtis); Great granddaughter, Brianna Jackson; and great grandsons, Kirtis Wade and Kaleb Wade.