In Loving Memory

Robert Oswald (Bumper) Benter

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January 6th, 1956 - May 15th, 2017


Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Grace Lutheran Church,
4540 North Oakland Gravel Rd.,
Columbia Missouri


Robert was preceded in death by Parents Herbert F Benter, Nancy Q. Benter and Brother-in-law Roy Marks. Survivors include brother Leonard Benter and wife Carol and sister Doris Marks. He had a nephew Brian Benter and wife Beth, three nieces, Carey Hughes and husband Tom, Stefani Pawlowski, and Joy Arceneaux and husband Ken along with their 3 grand nieces Holly Hughes, Zoe and Adele Arceneaux, 4 grand nephews, Hayden, Hank and Hogan Benter and Brady Hughes. He also had Godson, Daniel J. Pace Jr. along with other relatives and many friends.


  • Fri, May 26th, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    My condolences to the family. I worked with Bumper in
    WI for 20years. He was a great guy.

    Carol Williams, Wisconsin

  • Wed, May 24th, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Going to miss Bumper a lot. Was a great friend and dart player. He will be missed by all his friends
    here in Wisconsin. Have known him for decades. Was my newspaper carrier when I was growing up.
    He is only a few years older than me. Will miss going to dart tournaments and not seeing Bumper and
    hearing him holler out COOOOOOLL!!!!!. Will miss playing a game or two with him over drinks. R.I.P.
    Let us all celebrate his life and raise a beer to his remembrance.

    Mark Melby, Waukesha, Wisconsin

  • Thu, May 18th, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Our family got to know Bumper through the death of my younger brother Danny who was a friend of
    Bumper's. Bumper traveled to our north land ever since attending my brothers funeral 10 years ago
    hence, we became friends. Bumper was special in his own way and he will always be in our hearts.
    Words are never enough for those left behind, but just know that Bumper is again with his family, our
    Father and Lord Jesus. Our prayers to the family. We will all miss him dearly.

    Pat O'Brien, Solon Springs WI.

  • Wed, May 17th, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    We have known Bumper for about 20 years.Bumper was always the fun, loving, and all around let's have a great time man.If you were having a bad day,Bumper would make you forget all your woes.We have so many great stories and times with Bumper.I have always cherished those memories.I feel very fortunate to have had him as a friend.We will miss him dearly,but we will never forget him ever. Our prayers and love are sent to his family and friends alike

    Rob"Lucky"Felts & Brandi Felts, Murfreesboro,TN.

  • Wed, May 17th, 2017 at 6:05 PM


    Bumper was always smiling even if he was mad, he still smiled. He was a good friend to many and
    like family to others. He was the coooooolest guy especially wearing his tux t-shirt. Nobody else
    could pull that off like he could. Bumper will forever be missed and in our hearts. Prayers for his
    family and sincere condolences sent.

    Theresa F. Nashville, TN

    Theresa Flowers, Nashville, TN

  • Wed, May 17th, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    I've known Bumper for roughly 18+ years and he has always been the life of any gatherings we had
    together, whether it was darts, poker or just plain hanging out. But I truly feel blessed that for the
    past 3-4 years he has been a shining light that would come through the front door every day. Myself
    and believe it or not, my cat Smokey, have missed him so much and will continue to miss him dearly.
    always and forever.

    My love and prayers go out to all of his loved ones. He truly was a special soul:)

    Shari Ehlers, Nashville, TN

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