Rustin Eric Bender was born August 29, 1989 in Oklahoma City to Scott and Annette Bender. He passed away following a traffic accident February 26, 2020 in Oklahoma City at the age of 30.
Rustin was the 4th of 11 children. He grew up in Chandler where he attended homeschool graduating in 2007. He also graduated from Gordon Cooper Technology Center where he completed his studies in Professional Diesel Mechanics. He enjoyed his work as a diesel mechanic at Acord Transportation, 4-wheeling, fishing, dancing, grilling, horseshoes, swimming, golfing and getting into trouble with his friends. Rustin’s love was his 3 children.
Rustin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph Foste, Charles Bender, Betty and Curtis Dowling. Survivors include his parents, Scott and Annette (Foste) Bender of Chandler; children, Callie, George, Riot and their mothers; siblings, Ryan Blair and husband Robert of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Daron Bender and wife Jessica of Chandler, Kristen Bender of Chandler, Brandon Bender and wife Carly of Chandler, Erin Lawler and husband Joshua of Chandler, Ashton Bender of Chandler, Trevin Bender of Louisville, Kentucky, Caitlyn Bragg and husband Coleton of Aviano, Italy, Simon Bender of Chandler, Ethan Bender of Chandler; grandmother, Marie Foste; (9) nieces and nephews along with many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the OU Trauma ICU for their excellent and compassionate care they provided to Rustin during the last 38 days of his life.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Chandler with interment following in the Oak Park Cemetery under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.
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