Kevin Ellsworth Bentz

Birth Date: 
Friday, September 3, 1954
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Kevin Ellsworth Bentz, 66, of Wooster passed away peacefully on Saturday November 14, 2020 after a lengthy illness in his home with family by his side. 
He was born September 3, 1954 in Wooster to Ellsworth Bentz and Dorothy Patterson. On June 27, 1981 he married the love of his life, Mary Fields. Kevin served his country in the U.S. Air Force at Lackland AFB, Texas. 
Kevin was the owner and operator of Kevin Bentz Builder of Custom Homes. In his younger years, Kevin was a DJ and a skilled carpenter. He loved growing dahlias, cruising Wooster in his beloved Jeep, and listening to Rock & Roll music. He especially loved spending time with his family and his dearest friends. 
Kevin is survived by his wife, Mary Bentz, daughters April Herndon of GA, Anna (Zachary) Adams of Hinkley and Chelsey (Nathan Baker) Bentz of Wooster, a granddaughter Lillian Stromack and two grandchildren in GA. 
Kevin was proceeded in death by his parents and step-mother, Iva Bentz. 
Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. 
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. 
Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery. 
Contributions may be made to Ohio's LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691


Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.


Private family services will be held.


I am sad to hear of Kevin’s passing.
A true friend to many.

We are sorry to hear about your loss of Kevin. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

I am very sad of the loss of Kevin. I am thinking of the family & friends with prayers during at this time. Kevin was a caring & truly awesome friend. Dear Lord, Kevin was a faithful servant!!Soar with the angels, Kevin!!

We did not know Kevin well, but always knew he was one of the good guys. Fly high, Kevin. Peace be with your family at this time.

Kevin was a wonderful man. He always put a smile on the face of anyone he was around. Praying for Kevin's family & friends during this time. I am blessed to have known him.

Heaven has gained a new angel. Prayers for Mary & daughters. Kevin was a kind,warm, and gentle man. Remember all the good memories you have of him. He will live in your hearts forever. Rest in peace Kevin without pain with your beautiful dahlias.

To Mary and family, I was so sad to hear about Kevin's passing...he helped many of my clients build houses or repair them and was always so fair and honest. Sending prayers to you all...he will be missed...Dianne

My condolences to Mary and the family. I cherish all the ridiculous times I spent with my friend, my brother Kevin. He was always available to me when I called. There will be on one Kevin. He will be missed by many. R.I.P my friend, my brother, until we meet again.

I meet Kevin at the parlor, yrs ago. Was always great to talk to , we will all miss him. Wish the best to his family.

Thank you for your service. Wooster Wayne Chapter DAR

Mary and family
So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. He was such a great and fun man!! Will always remember him as The Red Baron DJ and the DJ at our wedding!! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

Tammy and Jerry

Prayers for peace and comfort for the family at this time. Take comfort in the memories built over the years. My condolences.

Sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I'll always remember the time he rolled me around inside of a base drum in the 7th grade. I enjoyed talking to him when he brought his drone out to the farm 2 years ago to photograph the sunflowers. One Good guy!

Dear family of an old family friend,
As a child Kevin came to visit my parents and I at our little farm near Overton, Benny, Kevin’s dad, worked with my Dad at IP. We spent time talking and walking when they came over. I feel sad to learn of your loss. He will be remembered fondly. Cherish your memories. Deepest condolences.

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