Avilla – Bennie L. Grimm, 85, of Avilla, passed away on Sunday Nov 17, 2019 at Orchard Pointe Health in Kendallville. He was born on Nov 27, 1933 in LaOtto, to Woodrow and Mary Jane (Sloffer) Grimm. On April 18, 1953, in Avilla, he married Jeanne Moore. She preceded him in death on Oct 24, 2011. Bennie was a mechanic with Zollner Corporation for 45 years, retiring in 1996. He is survived by a son, Tracy (Penney) Grimm of Avilla; and daughter, Kelly (Dallas) Landers of Wolcottville, grandchildren, Tyler Grimm, Lauren Grimm, and Gene (Katrina) Landers; and great-grandchildren, Carmen, Chloe, and Caliber. Also surviving is a sister, Barbara Teague of Ft. Wayne. Graveside service will be 11:00am on Friday Nov 22, 2019 at Swan Cemetery, south of Avilla. To leave an online condolence or sign the guest registry, visit www.thomasfuneralhome.org. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 CR 56, Garrett.
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