Memorial Created By
Stephanie Wolk

Bendigo Brister

June 16, 1983 - June 18, 2023

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Bendigo Brister . Collecting GatheringUs Support stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and sign the guest book. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Bendigo Brister, 40, passed away on June 18, 2023, in Kennewick, Washington. He was born on June 16, 1983, in Alturas, California. Ben was a shy and reclusive individual, but those who knew him well appreciated his kind, funny, and sarcastic personality. Ben worked as a truck driver for the last 15 years, and he was proud of the work he did. He enjoyed the solitude of the open road and the freedom that came with his job. Ben is...  see more
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  • Stephanie Wolk
    Today was hard. Today marks 6 months since that unusually cold night in June when I opened your front door and my heart shattered into a million peices. As someone pointed out to me, you were not only my twin, and my brother, but also my oldest/best...  more
  • Stephanie Wolk
    For those of you who didn't know, one of Ben's favorite classes in school was woodshop. He loved being able to take a peice of wood and make it into something functional and beautiful. So I knew that his Urn needed to be wood. Then the next step was what...  more
  • Stephanie Wolk
    I sent your ashes off today. You should be at home with Dad by Saturday. On the same property we grew up on. Where we have so many memories. I hope having you there with him will bring Dad some peace.
  • Stephanie Wolk
    30 days.
    Yesterday made exactly 30 days of pain. 30 days of loneliness. 30 days of anger. 30 days of asking why. 30 days of looking for answers I'll never find. 30 days of sleepless nights. 30 days of seeing you everytime I close my eyes. 30 days of...  more
  • Malka Moon

    The news of your passing was an incredible shock to us all.
    I won't ever forget you coming into the streams. You blessed us with your presence and left us wanting more.

    I never knew you in person, but from what I've seen, your family can be...  more
  • Shayne Pritchard
    I only knew Ben maybe 3 or 4 months I guess and never met him in person even though we talked over voice chat most nights and played scum together. I learnt quickly he was a good man, generous and thoughtful, very sarcastic and liked a joke and was...  more
  • Purple Lee
    Never knew Bendigo long but what a guy he was there is never a dull moment when he was around, he always mocked an teased so many of us over streams an games he will be missed dearly. The most genuine funny man anyone could even hope to have encountered...  more
  • Eddie Trucker
    One of the coolest guys I've met online, spent many a night watching streams chatting with Bendigo, gonna miss you a lot my guy much love my guy much love fam you'll always be with me wont let nuthin come between me and you fam always a top man always be...  more
  • Ziek Smythe
    I didn’t know Ben as well as I would have liked. He had an amazing sense of humor, and always made us gamers lol. It truly saddens me to hear the news, and I can only hope his family finds the solace they need and deserve. Just know that worldwide...  more
  • Adam Hudson
    I only knew Ben a short amount of time. He stumbled into one of my live streams and started teasing me and ended up playing with us on every stream. He was a funny and kind man that always had us all cracking up. Ben you will be missed. Rest in peace buddy.
  • Stephanie Wolk
    For those of you who know me, you may have heard me say that Ben got all the talent. I promise, I wasn't lying. Here are some of the drawings I found cleaning out his apartment.
  • Stephanie Wolk
    Thank you so much for allowing me to share this rare picture of Ben actually smiling. ❤️
  • Stephanie Wolk
    I was finally able to go through our texts. I found these rare photos. If you knew Ben you know how much he hated having his picture taken.
  • Penny Oneill
    Hello this is a memory that I have been he was a very very loving son at times he was ornery my favorite memory of him is when he was just a toddler and he went out wearing nothing but plastic measuring couple over his head and feeding the donkey out of...  more
  • Debra Beeson
    I have missed having a chance running into you the last 4 years as my route has changed. My heart breaks knowing that will not happen again. I will always cherish the memories.
  • Stephanie Wolk
    My whole life you have been with me, my partner in crime when we were little. If not by my side, I knew you were only a phone call away. The twin connection was undeniable if not annoying at times. I can't count the amount of times you or I got that...  more
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