James R. "Swede" Benear, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita.

James R. "Swede" Benear, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.