Hans Deiter Benden, 81, of Haubstadt, Indiana passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on March 9, 1940, in Eschweiler Kreis Aachen, Germany to the late Hans Karl Benden and Agnes Benden (Kuck). He is survived by his loving wife Lynn Benden (Maynard), his daughter Michelle Maynard; his grandsons Kason and Kolten. His son Nick Maynard; his granddaughters Kiersten and Khloe and 2 great-grandchildren. He also has a great-niece, Casey Coomes.
Hans received his education in Germany and trained to be a Master Mechanic. He came to the US in 1983, after answering an ad in the paper to work on European cars, for Vintasia Carriage Works in Evansville, Indiana. Years later, he bought the company and named it European Connection, Inc. He was a proud principled man, always making sure family, friends and his customers had safe reliable vehicles.