Michael David Bennett, 51, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away December 7, 2011. He was born on April 11, 1960, in Grants Pass, Ore., to Jerry and Sharolyn (Thrasher) Bennett.

Mike was raised by his grandmother, Ann Bennett, in Central Point, Ore. He was active in scouting, achieving the rank of star scout in 1977. Mike was on the wrestling team of Crater High School, graduating in 1978.

As an adult, Mike moved to Southern California, working in the shipping industry. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar in several bands.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Jessica; sons, David and Zander; sister, Robyn; two grandchildren; uncle, Sandy Bennett; grandfather, Howard Bennett; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandmother.

No service is planned.