VAN WERT, Ohio — Benjamin Alan Harris, 84, of Van Wert, died at 12:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.  He was born June 27, 1933, in Van Wert, to the late Dr. Philip and Marcia (Ireton) Harris.
Ben graduated from Wittenberg University and spent many years in education as an art teacher.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, the Van Wert Elks lodge, Willow Bend Country Club, and the former Van Wert Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Harris is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise Harris; a grandson, Gavin Harris; and six nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Philip “Pete” Harris, and a sister, Nancy Sudimack.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to CHP Home Care & Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral & Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at:  www.alspachgearhart.com.