Robert “Robby” Eden Benge

August 23, 2022

Robert “Robby” Eden Benge, 71, of Frankfort, Ind., went to be with Jesus on August 23, 2022.  He was born on August 15, 1951 in Frankfort to Paul George Benge and Wilma Frances (Rogers) Benge.  He married Linda Kay Gibson on June 19, 1990 and she survives.

Robby was a 1969 graduate of Frankfort High School.  A veteran of the US Marines he served in Vietnam from 1970 – 1973. He was a member of the Scotland Christian Church. He had worked at Goodwin Funeral Home as a young man and retired from Frankfort Community Schools where he was a custodian and facilities manager for 17 years.  Robby enjoyed guitar playing, golf, flea marketing and acting at the Red Barn and Civic Theatres.  Rob’s greatest joy in life was being called “Dad and Grandpa”.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Civic Theatre or the Red Barn Summer Theatre, with envelopes available at the service.

Visitation and Services

 A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at 12 Noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 at The Frankfort Crossing School, 3002 E. Wabash St., Frankfort.  A Memorial Service with John Leitzel officiating will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the school.  Goodwin Funeral Home and Clinton County Crematory are honored to assist the Benge family.

Survived by:

Surviving are his Wife: Linda K. Benge of Frankfort; 7 Sons:  Justan Benge of Ohio, Scott (Debra) Benge of Texas, Robert Eden Benge II of Las Vegas, Quentin Benge of Frankfort, Isaac Gibson Benge (Camille) of Kokomo, Brian Benge (Naomi) of Colfax, and Jamison Pitzer of Frankfort; 3 Daughters: Nicole Benge (Angelo) Williams of Las Vegas, Serenity Gibson Benge (Lee Van Meter) of Frankfort, and Emilee (Ron) Miller-Norris of Kokomo; 2 Sisters: Diane Bower of Lafayette and Lori (Mack) Perkins of Brookston; 1 Brother:  David (Mary Ann) Benge of Andalusia, Illinois; 25 Grandchildren; and 9 Great-Grandchildren. 

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Arianna Belinda Benge, and sister: Margery McDonald.


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35 Condolences for “Robert “Robby” Eden Benge”

  1. Teresa Wainscott Inglis August 24, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Rob’s memory will always be a blessing. Love and comfort to family and friends.

  2. Georgetta Hagerty August 24, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all. God bless you and give you peace at this time.

  3. Wanda Kercheval August 24, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Linda, Rob was one of the best and he will be missed, but we know he is with our sweet Jesus, how wonderful is that. CELEBRATE HIM HOME!

  4. Stacey Martin August 24, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Such a great man. He will be truly missed by family and friends. I know you’ve heard this a million times but if you need anything just give me a call. Love you!

  5. Deb Lysko August 24, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Robby was a wonderful Christian and family man. He will truly be missed. He has left your family with wonderful memories.

  6. Vicki Mann August 24, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Charlie and I send our sincerest condolences. Linda and family are in our prayers. May your memories give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  7. Bob & Janie Shurr August 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    We are so sorry for the Benge family. Sending John 14:27 peace prayers to each of you, from our hearts to yours.

  8. John & Darla Large August 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Linda & Family, we are so sorry for your loss, but, Robby’s gain!! Praying for you and your family and friends! Love & God Bless You All

  9. William Taylor August 24, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Linda. Rob was a good man and a dear friend. Know that he is in a better place. The entire Taylor family sends our best to you and your family.

  10. Denise Bray August 24, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    Just call me. I’m here for you. Love you!

  11. Virgil Gibson August 24, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    A Gaelic Blessing for all who are hurting this day.
    By John Rutter (1978)

    Deep peace of the running wave to you
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you
    Deep peace of the gentle night to you

    Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
    Deep peace of Christ, of Christ
    Of Christ, the light of the world to you
    Deep peace of Christ to you.

  12. Brian August 24, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Linda and Family,

    I am saddened by your loss, but we know there’s more to the Story than this life. You’re all in my thoughts and Prayers. I wish I could make it, but I’m a few hundred miles from you. I’m there in spirit.

    Love and peace,

    Brian P

  13. Pat Weber August 24, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Linda, my heart aches for you and your family! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

  14. Tom and Marcia Dickerson August 24, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Linda and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy.

  15. Lori Snyder August 24, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Linda and families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. But oh to be in the arms of Jesus! Prayers to sustain you through the next few minutes, hours, days and weeks ahead.
    Hugs, Lori Snyder

  16. Chris & Suellen Myers August 24, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Rob was a great guy.

  17. Dalene Royer August 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and your family. He fought a hard long fight. Lots of love and hugs

  18. Shirlene Haupt Johnson August 25, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Linda & family, you have my deepest condolences. I’m in utter shock. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

  19. Linda Ostler August 25, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Linda, So sorry to hear of your loss. Rob will be missed by all friends and family.

  20. Seitia Harris August 25, 2022 at 9:17 am

    My condolences and sincerest prayers to the family during these hard times. May GOD grant you the strength and peace needed.

  21. Lynn Maish August 25, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Linda, you have our sympathy . May God console you with your loss.

  22. Garry Fisher August 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Sorry for loss, he was a great guy, I really like you both very much, but I now live in Florida, and divorced, but my prayers are with you and your family.

  23. Misty Rowe August 25, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    My dearest lifetime friend. Sigh… Oh, Linda, Rob and you were the most loving couple. My heart aches for you but I know that Heaven is real and he will wait for you. I pray Rob is a patient man as I cannot let you go yet.
    I will never forget how kind he was.

  24. Bill & Lora Layton August 25, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Linda & Family, we’ll miss Robby at the theaters.

  25. LInda Wheeler August 26, 2022 at 7:39 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family!

  26. Lynn Maish August 26, 2022 at 8:45 am

    To Linda, my beloved friend, may you know God’s comfort in the coming days and His Grace be yours during this difficult time. Thoughts are prayers for you and your family.

  27. Jim Strode August 26, 2022 at 11:49 am

    So sorry Linda and family, I had talked with Rob just a few weeks ago in Schultz market. Knowing he is at peace is a blessing, RIP Rob.

  28. Robert P Stroup August 26, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Linda, I know you have a beautiful family that is with you now and forever to help you carry on. I am sorry to hear that Rob has left us, but he will not be forgotten.

  29. Karin Boyd August 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    My heart breaks as a fellow warrior has lost his fight. I do rejoice though as I think of the hug he received from Jesus as he was welcomed into heaven. No more pain. No more awful cancer!! My deep love goes out to the family in their sorrow and pain. I especially send my “adopted daughter “ Emilee much love and for her to know I am holding her tight in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love, Karin

  30. Phil Grove August 27, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Linda and the entire Benge family, please accept my sincere condolences. I am so glad that I was able to visit with Rob last month at our class reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Sandy and Marty Bailey August 27, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Linda, so sorry for you your family’s loss. May God hold all of you in his embrace during the difficult times ahead Hold on to your favorite memories. With our sympathy and prayers.
    Marty and Sandy Bailey

  32. Chris Clark August 28, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Linda, I’m so saddened to read this.How broken you must be. Rob was a great guy & so many will miss him. I’ll be praying for you & your family. Hugs & Prayers

  33. Erilda & Ron Coleman August 29, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Dearest Linda & Family,
    So sorry to hear about Rob’s passing but know there is rejoicing he no longer is suffering. He fought the good fight & now receiving his greatest reward with eternal life with Jesus.
    Sending prayers of peace & comfort to give you strength for the days ahead. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  34. Reta Williams August 30, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Linda, I was sorry to read of Rob’s death. I knew him from working at the library. He was always so accommodating in whatever you wanted. I know that you and Rob had a strong sense of family and love. Please accept my condolences. Reta Williams

  35. Sally and Eber Morgan II August 31, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Linda and family, We were so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Sally was late reading the paper so that’s why the condolences are late. You all are in our prayers.

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