Dr. Rita (Reed) Bennett 1934-2021
Last updated 5/28/2021 at 10:30am
Rita (Reed) Bennett was born in Lake Huron, Michigan, in 1934, and was the third child of William and Loretta Reed. She was very fond of her brothers, Dr. William Standish Reed and Robert Reed, DDS, now deceased, and her surviving sister, Georgia Reed Danahy.
The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1936, where she spent her childhood and teenage years. Rita gained a bachelor of arts in education at the University of Florida in 1958, and went on to work in the Florida State Department of Education in child welfare. This work equipped her well for her calling to heal the broken in heart and s...