Harold J. “Sonny” Bennett, Jr., 74, of Zionsville, died Oct. 20, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis on April 1, 1937. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, Noble School and Noble Industries Workshop.. Sonny was a participant in the first Indiana Special Olympics in 1969. “Uncle Sonny” was the much-loved custodian at Colonial Village Nursery and Daycare Center. He enjoyed spending time with his family, including his nieces and nephews and their children. Sonny loved driving his all-terrain vehicle everywhere on his family’s property. He also loved rooting for the Colts and Notre Dame football teams and Indiana Universiry basketball.. Sonny is survived by his mother, Ruthmae King Bennett; siblings Donald V. and Sherry R. Bennett; nieces Patty (Jim) Kent, Terry (Dan) Bayt, Cathy (John) Ruchaj, Diane (Matt) Bradford; nephew Andy (Kim) Bennett; great nieces and nephews Paul, Demetria, Heather, Whitney, Tim, Chelsea, Shannon and A.J.. He was preceded in death by his father Harold J. Bennett, Sr., his sister-in-law Roberta Bennett, and Howard B. “Mac” McClain.. A mass of the resurrection was Monday, Oct. 24, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Zionsville.. Contributions in memory of Sonny may be made to Special Olympics, and online condolences may be made at www.flanner-buchanan.com.
Published on  October 26, 2011