Rick Benschoter, 66, of Reddick FL., left this earth for Heaven on 9/19/18, to be reunited with his mother Betty, father Harvey, and brother Roni.
Born in Colorado, Rick and family moved to Sebring in 1962. He graduated from Sebring High School in 1970. While attending school in Sebring, he was a standout in football and track, and exhibited prize steers in the Highlands County fairs. Being the son of a rancher, Rick naturally had to try his hand at rodeos, winning prize silver and gold buckles, he always cherished. As an adult, Rick turned his sports enthusiasm to auto racing. He became a lifelong fan, including building and racing his own stock cars.
Rick is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Marie Benschoter (Reddick, FL.), sons Derek (Gainesville, FL.), Darin (Bloomington, IL.), daughter Amber (Williston, FL.), five grandchildren, one great grand- daughter, and several nieces and nephews. Rick also leaves behind his brothers Ross Benschoter (Chris) of Sebring, and Reed (Nancy) of Hiram, Georgia. He will be greatly missed by all.
Although he lived in several states and cities through the years, Rick always considered Sebring his hometown, where he maintained some of his fondest memories and longest friendships. He will forever remain in Sebring (Pinecrest) hoping his friends and family will drop by now and again to say hello.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, between the hours of 10:00 am and Noon, at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Marion County (Legacy House) PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL. 34478,“In Memory of Rick Benschoter.” www.morrisfuneralchapel.com