Thomas Benner

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, October 24, 2022
State College Alliance Church
1221 W. Whitehall Rd.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Thomas Glenn Benner

Thomas Glenn "Tom" Benner, 85, of Bellefonte, died Monday, October 17, 2022, at home.

Born April 18, 1937, in Benner Twp., he was the son of the late Russell Glenn and Helen Suzanne Spearly Benner. On June 1, 1957 he married Janet Elaine Baird, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Charlene Myers and her husband, Dexter, of Adams, NY and David Glenn Benner and his fiancée, Alice Cesaloni, of Fleming; two siblings, Edward Benner of Boalsburg and Helen Eckley and her husband, Dale, of Bellefonte; one granddaughter, Kimberlee; three great grandsons, Ethan, Liam and Noah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Richard and Joseph Benner, Louise Lindsay, Thelma Whitmer and Dorothy Hull.

He was a 1956 graduate of Bellefonte High School.

Tom worked as a General Manager for Wolf Furniture for 17 years. After leaving Wolf Furniture, Tom worked with Ronald W. Johnson Construction then moved on to become Co-owner of Discount Remodelers. Tom also established Benner Stables which he ran for more than 50years.

He was a member of the State College Alliance Church and the National Rifle Association.

Tom's passion was training and riding horses while maintaining his horse farm. He enjoyed target shooting at the gun club.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., on Monday, October 24, 2022 at State College Alliance Church, 1221 West Whitehall Road, State College, with Pastor Aaron Henning officiating. The service will be livestreamed at the church. Please visit to view the service.  

Burial in Meyer Cemetery, in Benner Township, will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Tom Benner may be made to Hands On Therapeutic Riding, Hands On Therapeutic Riding | Port Matilda, PA 16870

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at or visit us on Facebook.

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