Wendy Irene (Bolinger) Benzing was born on February 8, 1945 to Carl and Bernice Bolinger. She graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1963. Wendy worked for L.M. Berry & Co., Dr. James Bolin, DOS and was a loving childcare provider for many years.
She married Norman Benzing on November 1, 2005. Wendy and Norm were founding members of The RUWM Church in Warsaw and of World Mission 61, an organization supporting churches, schools, and orphanages in Haiti. One of the many RUWM fundraisers is selling the famous “Grandma Wendy’s Blueberry Cheesecake” at the Blueberry Festival each year to support a school in Desarmes, Haiti which they, along with family and church members, built. The school currently has over 120 students who receive a free education thanks to The RUWM, World Mission 61, and their many sponsors. Wendy and Norm have been on numerous mission trips to Haiti, where they have changed the lives of many children.
Wendy is most known for her loving nature and heart for others. Everyone who knows Wendy knows her hugs, smiles, and encouragement. And when it comes to her grandchildren, she is their biggest cheerleader, never missing a soccer game or a gymnastics meet. Although she will be greatly missed, her loving spirit will go on in the lives of her family and friends.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Norm; sons, Robert Brumfield of Leesburg and Ryan (Veronica) Helser of Warsaw; sister, Carla (Robert) Bullock of Durham, North Carolina; cousin, Barbara Reeves of Winamac, Indiana; step-sons: David (Brenda) Benzing, Norman (Kim) Benzing, Jr. and Michael (Tina) Benzing; grandchildren: Justin (Erin) Brumfield, Austin (Noelle) Brumfield, Coltin Brumfield, Brayden Helser, Elise Helser, Jacne՛ Helser and Loundia Helser. Wendy also has three great-granddaughters, Eleanor Brumfield, Emmalynn Lindsey and Adalynn Lindsey. Her extended family includes nieces, Jeana (David) Ellis, Toni (Dan) Willard and Kelly Ormsby; nephews: Monty (Jenny) Bolinger, Jeff (Mary) Bolinger, Robert (Anita) Bolinger as well as 9 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry Bolinger and Ted Bolinger; sister-in-law, Sue Bolinger; niece, Cathy Ann Bolinger and nephew, Ricky Lee Bolinger.
Titus Funeral Home & Cremation Services is entrusted with care of Wendy and the Benzing family. The family is grieving privately; no services are planned at this time.
Memorial gifts may be given to The RUWM, PO Box 72, Warsaw, IN 46580.