Benjamin Allen Brian passed away on April 4, 2023, after a brief battle with brain cancer. Ben was surrounded by his big, devoted and close-knit family. Ben was born on October 30, 2004, in Mazatenango, Guatemala. He spent the last five years serving with his family in Guatemala as missionaries. He moved back to the United States after finishing high school in 2022. Upon his return to Evansville, he began his first job at Chick-fil-A; he was a very proud and dedicated employee.
Ben was kind, hardworking, and compassionate. He had such a caring heart. He loved all animals, but especially his dog (Pip) and his cat (Fat Toby). He loved his job and enjoyed playing video games with friends. He adored his large family and always looked forward to being with his siblings.
Ben trusted in Jesus and found comfort and hope in His promises. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Ben is survived by his loving parents, Charles and Emily Brian; sisters, Chloe Harper (Daniel), Amelia Kester (Kyle), Dottie Jo Brian, Maryori Brian, and Daniela Brian; brothers, William Brian (Emma), and Chase Brian; his grandparents, Bill and Linda Brian and Bob and Karen White; one niece, Charlie Beth Harper, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at Hatfield Bethel Church (1064 N. Bennett St. Hatfield, IN 47617). Visitations will be held on Friday, April 14, 4:00-8:00 PM and Saturday, April 15, 10:00-11:30 AM, with the service to follow at 12:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the ministry that Ben was an integral part of developing- Hearts for Him Guatemala. Donations can be made online at: heartsforhimguatemala.com, via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/heartsforhimguate, or checks can be written to Hearts for Him Guatemala and mailed to: 10566 Hampton Place Newburgh, IN 47630.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff at The Linda E. White Hospice House and to the Crosspointe Chick-fil-A.
Jennifer Rahm says
We’re so very sorry for your loss. We know that Ben closed his eyes and when he opened them again, he saw Jesus. All our prayers for his family on their loss and pain. Lifting all up in prayer for peace and strength on the road ahead.
Heather Schapiro says
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for each and every one of you. Ben was so blessed to have you. 🙏👆❤️
Ferguson Lynda says
Emily I’m so sorry for your loss. You have been so positive throughout this ordeal. You trusted God to what he wanted and God did bless Benjamin for short suffering and less pain. Benjamin knew he was loved and knew his family was there for him. Prayers for the family.
Anita Giagnocavo says
Dear Emily and Charles and family.
We are so sorry to hear about your son Benjamin. You are in our prayers. Sending you hugs and love.
Yamile 🥲 says
Losing a child is the hardest test we can face. We are sorry for your loss. May the good times & all the memories bring a sense of his sprit, what he loved , and how much he loves his family/friends. He’s with god now , his shepherd, he is not in pain anymore. God speed to coping to all of you and be strong when it’s hard, bless you.
I am so very sorry. I can’t imagine. Proverbs 3.5 is one of my favorite verses.My prayers for you and your all’s family.
Beth Gillea says
What a wonderful joy he was and his smile will live on forever in my heart! I am a better person knowing all of you!
Rhonda Felker says
With prayer, love and hope we lift you up in this time of pain. God please bring many blessings and heal the hearts filled with pain of loss of such a sweet, beautiful soul. We are with you always🙏
Brooke Humble says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time of loss. What a consolation to know he is with Jesus now and the hope you have of seeing him again soon. This life is but a vapor. ❤️
Michelle Vallar says
Praying for you all. My daughter knew Ben from CAG and we are all sad to hear this news. May God give you comfort and peace in your time of grief. We are so sorry for your loss. ❤️🙏🏻
David and Judy Niednagel says
Dear Charles and Emily and family ~ We are so sorry for you loss! We are praying for you! We pray for much grace, mercy and peace for you as you go through this painful loss. We are so thankful you have the Lord and His presence, hope, and grace. As we are out of town, we won’t be at the service, but we will keep you in our prayers. With love and prayers ~ David and Judy
Larry and Renae says
We are so sorry. May God bless and hold your family close at this time.
Kathy Holder says
So very sorry Brian family. Ben knew he was so loved abd now is at peace and rejoicing with our Lord. Prayers for your comfort 🙏🙏
Josh Barnett says
Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family through this unbelievably difficult time. I am so sorry.
Melissa Jefferson says
Praying for you and your sweet family! Thankful for the family time you all got to spend with him! And thankful that you will see him again in heaven!
Gerardo Alfaro says
We are so touched by this. We have been praying for Ben since we knew. We pray that you may be given the strength, consolation and hope that all of us, believers in Christ have.
Con mucho amor,
Gerardo y Alma Alfaro.
Jorge & Roxana Papadopolo says
Our pray for you and your family, we are so sorry about the lost of Ben.God Bless you.
Dawn Gregory - work with Bob Fenneman says
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved son Ben. My heart and prayer are with you
Eneida Rodriguez says
I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you strength, comfort, and peace as you navigate this difficult time.
Blessings to you all.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”