Bennie Jay “Ben” Myers, age 72 of rural Kendallville, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Myers was born in Kendallville, Indiana on February 3, 1949 to the late Donald Franklin Myers and Donnabelle Cecilia (Ross) Myers. He married Judy Lucille Clevenger on October 25, 1969 at the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church near Kendallville. Ben loved hunting, fishing and camping. He was a farmer and auto mechanic for many years. He also owned a radiator repair shop and drove escort vehicles. He loved to build and restore cars and trucks. He was employed in the past for Lash Garage and C&H Truck Sales before retiring in 2010.
Wife, Judy Myers of Kendallville.
Daughter, Teresa and Travis Moore of Kendallville.
Daughter, Julie and Craig Ferguson of Kendallville.
Son, Matthew and Gina Myers of Avilla.
11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Sister, Cindy and Al Berhalter of Kendallville.
Sister, Kathie and Dan Stahl of Kendallville.
Sister, Starr Young of Wolcottville.
Brother, Doug and Susan Myers of LaGrange.
Sister, Dawn and Bill Luke of Avilla.
Sister, LeAnn and Jim Oiler of Marshall, Michigan.
Sister, Thoma and Shayne Bry of Auburn.
Brothers and sisters-in-law:
Ray Clevenger of Brimfield.
Mike and Sheri Heileman of Poway, California.
Christine Heileman of Marion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, Jack Young and Jerry Heileman.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church with visitation an hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery near Albion.
Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church or Riley Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.