|David M. Bendy
August 15, 1937 - March 22, 2018
David M. Bendy, 80, of Culver, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Dave was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on August 15, 1937. He was one of two children born to Melvin and Magdalene
(Bozung)) Bendy. He grew up in Rahway, NJ, where he graduated from high school in 1956. During his Senior year he was
a Private in the New Jersey Army National Guard 102nd Armored Cavalry. In June 1956 he joined the Air Force, travelling to
Newfoundland and Alaska.
Dave met his future wife, Sue Geiselman, while on leave in 1962. He and Sue married on January 4, 1964 in New Jersey.
Having a new wife and baby, Dave decided to leave the Air Force. They settled back in Culver to be closer to Sue's family.
Three more children came along later.
Dave worked at North American Rockwell for many years, eventually leaving to work for Caterpillar Large Engine plant in
Lafayette as a maintenance mechanic.
Dave loved Culver and being around the lake. He and Sue were always involved with the local kids' activities. They also
loved to travel, visiting all 50 states. They especially enjoyed visiting Gettysburg and connecting with his old Air Force
buddies. Dave was described by his family as humble, kind, and a great father and grandfather.
Dave is survived by his wife Sue of Culver; daughter Lori Bendy of Indianapolis; sons James (Susan) Bendy of South Bend,
IN, Daniel Bendy of Plainfield, IN and Thomas (Wendi) Bendy of Culver, IN; grandchildren: Jennifer, Madeline, Joshua, Erin,
Emily, Seth, Mitchell, and Ella; great grandchild: Langley; and sister Noreene (William) Rack of Rahway, NJ.
Private services have been held.
Memorials may be given in Dave's memory to Grace United Church of Christ, 307 N Plymouth St., Culver, IN 46511.
A reception for the family and friends will be held at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver at 12:00 noon on
Sunday, March 25, 2018.