Jack Clifford Bennett, 30, who had been a wildlands firefighter pursuing a career in medicine, drowned Sunday, June 24, 2012, in the Stillwater River while trying to help others stranded in a boating accident.
He was born Oct. 27, 1981. He married Aya Kadono less than a month before his death.
He had worked for years as a firefighter and was starting training as an emergency medical technician. He had worked with his father in forensic medicine and had returned to Montana to pursue a career in medicine.
Survivors include his wife; brothers, Mark, Scott and Nick Bennett; parents, Terri and Mike Ferrell, Tom Bennett and Jill Sebring; and grandmother, Barbara Foster Miller.
Visitation will be at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at his home in Billings, 4549 Palisades Park Drive.
Gifts may be given in his name to the Montana Coroners Association to a scholarship fund dedicated to medical education. Contact Terri Bullis, executive secretary of the Montana Coroners Association, P.O. Box 318, Hardin, MT 59034.