Kenneth "Wayne" Bennette, 72, of California, MO, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. He was born on March 3, 1940 in Higginsville, MO the son of Benjamin Dean Bennette and Bessie Nathalia Embree Bennette who preceded him in death. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1959. He was united in marriage on November 11, 1969 at Main Street Baptist Church to Sharon Kay Inman whom survives of the home. Kenneth "Wayne" was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy, an orderly at Memorial Hospital, and a retired corrections officer for Missouri Dept. of Corrections. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church. He coached baseball teams in Jefferson City and California, he liked to bowl and loved to dance even in his wheelchair. He is survived by a special nephew who is considered a son, Jeffrey Shane; one sister, Donna (Bennette) Kittelson of Seguin, TX; mother in-law, Hazel Inman of California, MO and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Howard Dean Bennette, William Clayton Bennette and father in-law John Inman. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Main Street Baptist Church in California, MO. Officiating was Pastor Eddie Schoeneberg and Rev. Ken Mathes. Burial was at the California City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Main Street Baptist Church C/O Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, MO 65018. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.