Mark Howard Benson

March 28, 1954 - August 6, 2021

Mark Howard Benson, 67, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since April 2021, formerly of Las Cruces, NM and Indianapolis, IN, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born March 28, 1954 in Indianapolis to Donald and Margaret Benson, now deceased.

Mark was a former Risk Manager for Miller Pipeline of Indianapolis and an Insurance Manager for CNA insurance of Chicago.  Mark was a graduate of Butler University.

He is survived by his beloved partner and husband of 30 years, Jerry Wagoner of Cape Coral; loving daughter, Jessica Wagoner Bonner of Indianapolis; loving sister, Jennifer Benson (Kaye) of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Harrison and Hayden; as well as Marie and Chuy, the Chihuahuas.

Mark was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Emerson in 2011.

Services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN on September 24, 2021 beginning at 9:30 AM. at the Gothic Gate at Boulevard Place and 34th Street.  We will proceed from there to the grave site.  Friends and family are invited. 

A Celebration of Life supper will be held the same evening in Carmel, IN. 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Mark Howard Benson are suggested to the charity of your choice.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Susan Williams Sep 16, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    Mark was an amazing man and a great believer in potential. He was a wonderful friend and I was so lucky to have known him. Blessings and peace to all his friends and family.

  2. Jessica Bonner Sep 16, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    You will be missed, Mark. So many fun memories over the years…

  3. Tami Ortiz Sep 16, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Heartfelt Condolences…..🙏🏼💙….Peace…Light…Love. Tami Ortiz

  4. Jennifer Benson Sep 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Mark, it has only been 4o days since you have departed this life. It seems like 40 years. My heart is broken, and has a. Void that will never be filled with another.
    I love you with all my heart. RIP my dear brother Mark.

  5. Devon Rees Sep 16, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you for the camping memories Mark and Jerry. I had such fun with you and getting to know you both through church. You complimented each other so well. Love Devon Rees

  6. Denise & Mark Macomber Sep 17, 2021 at 8:41 am

    We are so blessed to have the opportunity to meet and spend time with Mark and Jerry when they decided to move to Florida.. We love and miss you Mark but the wonderful memories and laughs you gave us will always have a place in our hearts. You will not be forgotten. We hope Jerry finds comfort in all the love that surrounds him.

  7. Brenda Carter Sep 17, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Jennifer, I am standing with you in spirit! I wish I could be with you.and Kaye, but you all are always in my heart

  8. Brenda Carter Sep 17, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Kate and Jennifer, My love and prayers are with you! Love Mom

  9. Brenda Carter Sep 17, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Love and prayers!Mom

  10. Jennifer Benson Sep 17, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Mark, it’s been less than a month and a half since you left this place, it seems like an eternity. The minutes are longer the hours are longer, as if time stand still. I love you with all my heart, and I always will. There is a place in my heart that will never be filled by anyone or anything else, because that was the place in my heart where you lived. You are so sadly missed.

  11. Doody Sep 18, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Jennifer and Kaye, so very sorry for your loss, he was so very special!

  12. MaryAnn Digman Sep 21, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Peace to loved ones …From Las Cruces, NM Friend, MaryAnnDigman

  13. RJ Hernandez Oct 5, 2021 at 11:53 am

    I met Mark in Las Cruces New Mexico. He enjoyed to mostly critize my politics but we became friends. I will miss his kindness and his caring for what right in all that was around him. I enjoyed his company at our superbowl parties. Mark thank you for being my friend. I will miss you, dearly.

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