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Rylie Anne Bennett

Jul 19, 2017 - Feb 27, 2023
Age : 5
Westport, IN

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Rylie Anne Bennett, our sweet and sassy cowgirl, (forever 5 1/2), gained her angel wings February 27th, 2023 in the arms of her family, after battling 2 years and 2 months with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Rylie was born July 19th, 2017 in Columbus. Rylie had the most contagious smile. She could walk into any room and would light it up with her personality and smile. Rylie loved to ride her stick horse all around the house. If anyone was visiting the house, she would con them into racing with her. Riding on her daddy's shoulder and chasing her siblings around the house was done as often as she wanted. She also enjoyed going to the farm and riding horses with her cousins. Her siblings and family meant the world to her. She stayed on earth just long enough to welcome her newest baby brother and got to give him some snuggles as well. Rylie was a kindergartner in Mrs. Beagle's class. She loved to learn and enjoyed going to school every day. When Rylie grew up she was going to become a doctor and work at Farm Credit. She had plans of having lots of kids and having her grandmas watch them. Cancer did not define Rylie. She endured a lot of trials over the last 2 years, but that never stopped her. Never once did Rylie complain or say why me. She made the best of everyday and touched a lot of hearts along the way. Rylie is survived by her parents, John and Elizabeth; siblings Justin, Mallory and Jason; grandparents, Mary Bennett, Carol Mauer and Tim Mauer; aunt and uncle, Susan and Dale Hamilton; aunt, Christy Mauer; uncle, Marvin Mauer; aunt and uncle, Kylie and Zach Maher; uncle and aunt, Steve and Marie Bennett; cousins, Claire, Jack, Kate, Caden, Waylon, Alex, Chloe, James Robert and Bryer. She was preceded in death by her grandpa, John Bennett. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Rev. Jay Vanderbur officiating. Burial will follow at Union Presbyterian Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In honor of Rylie, the family asks that everyone please wear something pink to her services. Memorial contributions can be made to Waynesburg Christian Church through the funeral home.