PTEN tool reviewer passes away

Charles "Chuck" Benhart was the co-owner of an Illinois-based body and repair shop, and a contributor to Professional Tool & Equipment News magazine.


Charles G. "Chuck" Benhart, co-owner of Auto Tech & Body in Roselle, Ill., passed away on Saturday, March 23. He was a contributor and tool reviewer for Professional Tool & Equipment News magazine.

According to his obituary printed in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on March 25, Benhart leaves behind his wife Gail (nee Armato); children Ryan (Christine), Mike (Dana) and Nick (Tara) Benhart; grandchildren of Ali, Evan, Tyler and Tristan; loving son of Gladys (the late Harold) Benhart; siblings Ruth Bargmann, Karen (Ken) Dickenscheidt, Ron (Arlene) Benhart and the late Allen Benhart;, and brother-in-law of Jerry (Jane) Armato, Valerie (Phil) Cosman, Rosemary (John) Kammes and Peter S. Armato; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The obituary shares that he loved his family and friends, snow-plowing and dedicated much time as co-owner of Auto Tech & Body in Roselle, and as a volunteer with the Roselle Fire Department. 

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4-mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Guardian Hospice, 181 Waukegan Road, #311, Northfield, IL 60093 appreciated. For information, call 630-889-1700.

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