April 25, 1992 ~ November 19, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Nathaniel Kent “Nate” Benson, 30, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away November 19, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 25, 1992 in Owensboro to Kent Benson and Dorothy Bonner Benson.
Nate had the greatest personality and sense of humor. His smile would light up the darkest of rooms and he had a laugh as contagious as the flu. When he cared for someone he cared for them deeply. His passion was basketball. He loved the NBA and was an avid UK basketball fan.

Nate is preceded in death by his grandparents, James A. Bonner, Jr. and Margaret Cashon Bonner.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Bonner Benson of Owensboro; father, Kent (Barb) Benson of Philpot, Kentucky; grandparents, Bartley (Marlene) Benson of Maceo, Kentucky and Ella Mae (Mike) Taucher of Owensboro; brother, Nicholas Allan Benson of Louisville, Kentucky; a cousin, who was like a brother, Eric (Brittany) Tatum of Owensboro; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 am until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of charitable donations made payable to St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter, 1001 W 7th St, Owensboro, KY 42301 and or to Friends of Sinners, Inc., 320 Clay St, Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family of Nate would like to express their gratitude towards the amazing ICU staff at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, that helped them during this time.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Benson. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Nathaniel Kent “Nate” Benson and sign his virtual guestbook at


Funeral: November 23, 2022 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: November 23, 2022 11:00 am - November 23, 2022 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. I know what you are going through and you have my deepest sympathy. I

  2. Dorothy you and your family are in my prayers. We have fond memories of Nate as a kid. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. So sorry to hear this I’m lost for words. I know he is at peace up there with Tyler. Praying for the family 🙏❤️

  4. Ii am so sorry. Nate was a sweet boy. I will never forget him. We just found out late today or we would have been there. You all are in our prayers.

  5. Dorothy, so very sorry for your loss. Have fond memories of Nate from St Pius and Bishop Cotton. Sending many prayers for you.

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