Ira L. Bennett passed away on Dec. 21, 2009, after a long illness. Ira wanted to be remembered as an avid fisherman, bowler and car salesman. He was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Air Force and served overseas.
Ira is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons Toby (Tauna) of Billings, and Gerry (Cindy) of Columbus, Ohio; daughters Judy Schwindt of Gardiner, Becky (Jerry) Millman of Billings, Kathy (John) Hitt of Arvada, Colo., Jan (DeWayne) Metzler of Canon City, Colo., and Denise Menoud of Midland, Texas, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ira asked that no memorial services be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Billings Food Bank. Smith Downtown Chapel is assisting with arrangements.