Max M. Bennett, 83, of Fairborn, died at 3:10 AM Friday, February 1, 2008 in Day Springs Rehab Center, Fairborn. Born June 10, 1924 in South Charleston, he was a son of Ned and Wanna (Hamilton) Bennett.Max had been a polygraph operator at BCI for 20 years, after which he had been employed as a claims adjuster with Nationwide Insurance for 20 years. Max had served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, and stayed in the US Air Force Reserves, before retiring as a Colonel in 1984. A member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Enon, he was also a member of Dayton FOP, Lodge #44, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #8437, Enon. Survivors include his wife Shirley (MacLean) Bennett, daughter Deborah (Chuck) Buerke of Fort Wayne, IN, granddaughter Holly Rust of Fort Wayne; step sons Doug Schmid (Lori Dennis) and Larry (Bonnie) Schmid all of Springfield, step grandchildren Joshua Cooper and Jessica Schmid, sisters Merle Click of Springfield, Rhea (John) Mantle of London and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Charlotte (Green) Bennett on October 16, 1978, brothers Norman, Ned, Donald, Arnold and Bernard and sisters Jean Miller and Donna Snyder. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio 43140 with Reverends Bruce Kramer and Robert Kline officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-5 PM Sunday. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to either St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 7128 Stine Rd, Enon, OH 45323 or the Parkinson's Foundation Attn. Dan Davis 1380 Dublin Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43215.               Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/2/2008.

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