Timothy R. Benton

May 3, 1955 ~ September 17, 2022

Timothy R. Benton, age 67, of Grandville, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 17, 2022, after a courageous 4.5-year battle with glioblastoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Benton and Jackie Fezatte; brothers, Tom Benton and Terry Benton; and daughter-in-law, Shannon Benton. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Cindy Benton; children, Scott Benton, Stephanie and Kevin Langejans; grandchildren, Nik Haverkamp, Madison and Timmie Benton, Eli, Lucy and Macy Langejans; stepmother, Rose Benton; brothers, Bob Benton, Jerry and Trisha Benton; sister, Cindi and Gary Papendick; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dee and Sim Clements; and many very special nieces and nephews.

Tim proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1974-1977. Tim was a gentle, giving man who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed summers at the cottage, fishing, campfires and pontoon rides around the lake drinking a cold brew. Tim loved to find humor in life, he especially loved a good “lame dad joke”. He was a successful businessman who appreciated working alongside his son. Tim didn’t “sweat the small stuff” and lived life by his own motto that “it is what it is”.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr SW with Pastor Craig Harris officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday, September 21, from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday from noon-12:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dukehealth/?designation=3912597.

Wednesday, September 21
5:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Thursday, September 22
12:00pm - 12:45pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Thursday, September 22

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

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September 23, 2022 1:27pm
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Jim & Mary Elise Lange Jacksonville, FL

- Jim Lange

September 20, 2022 10:39am
Dear Cindy and Family, The picture posted of Tim is perfect! He was a dear friend who always had a smile on his face for that is how we remember him when around Cindy, family, and friends. Our heart goes out to you and we pray God will help you find comfort in this challenging time. Thank God for the many memories, the love he demonstrated, the joy he brought to family and friends, the courage he demonstrated in his battle and his undying love for Cindy! We will miss him dearly!! Chuck & Lynn Sandro

- Chuck Sandro

September 19, 2022 6:04pm
Uncle Tim was the best kind of Uncle there was. He was always sure to let us all know how much he loved us. As with the rest of the family, my heart aches at the loss of such a special person. He was very loved and will be equally missed.

- Bethany Benton

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