David was a member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, maintaining his lawn and woodworking.

David Bentz, 74, of Lake Ozark passed away Tuesday, April 11 at Harry S. Truman VA Center in Columbia. He was born September 25, 1942 in Sterling, Illinois the son of the late Lloyd and Joy (McCombs) Bentz. On June 27, 1965 in Lake Ozark he was united in marriage to Betty (Stanton) Bentz who preceded him in death on November 28, 2015.

He is survived by his son, Matthew Bentz of Lake Ozark; daughter, Elizabeth Veit and husband Brian of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Ben Veit and Kate Veit; brothers, Richard Kohl and wife Joan of Williams, IA; Don Kohl and wife Judy of Rock Falls, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

David was a member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, maintaining his lawn and woodworking.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 29 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Lake Ozark Christian Church with a Memorial Service beginning at 11, with Rev. Gary Mitchell officiating. Full Military Honors will be presented at the church following the service by the Eldon VFW Post #2442.

Private Family Interment will be held at a later date.

Contributions in his name may be made to the David P. Bentz Memorial Fund for a project at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.