Scott Bennett Obituary, Death – The Gibson City native attended law school at both Illinois State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Champaign County before joining the Senate in 2015. Bennett died of a brain tumor, according to his office. “Scott lived a life of service and was always looking for ways to help,” Stacy Bennett, his wife, said. To address society’s most pressing issues, he sought common ground and compromise. He will be greatly missed.

Bennett’s death was ‘unexpected,’ according to Rep. Jehan Gordon Booth (D-Peoria), who worked with Bennett on the SAFE-T Act.
“Senator Bennett’s collegiality and dedication aided in the refinement and improvement of the SAFE-T Act, and his commitment to his community was paramount.” His passing is heartbreaking for our state, his community, friends, and family. We express our condolences to Senator Bennett’s family and wish them peace. Darren Bailey, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, tweeted that he is praying for Senator Scott Bennett’s family.

The Illinois Republican Party tweeted prayers for his family.” We mourn the loss of Senator Scott Bennett,” they wrote. “He was a good public servant, and we pray for his family.”
“Illinois mourns today the loss of a dedicated public servant and father,” he said. Senator Scott Bennett was a good man who did a good job for his constituents. He fought for the institutions that shaped his life, from his farm upbringing to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, during his time in Springfield. His contribution aided the state. MK and I are thinking of Stacy, his wife, and their two children.

Bennett was described as a close friend by Mike Frerichs, who previously held Bennett’s seat. “My heart breaks for their loss, grief, and emptiness,” Frerichs said. “I pray that their memories of happier times will sustain them in the coming days, weeks, months, and years and that they will strengthen and support me.” “The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign mourns the death of Senator Bennett,” Jones said. We all admired his service, compassion, and heart, not only as a legislator but also as someone who genuinely cared about his community. Stacy and their children are still alive.