Chester Bennington kept his money close to home ... because his will leaves most of his assets to a trust for the benefit of his wife and kids.
According to the will, which was filed in L.A. County and obtained by TMZ, there are certain assets -- like his retirement account -- that goes directly to his widow, Talinda. All remaining assets go into the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust which was created in 2007 and amended in 2009.
The couple has 3 kids. He also has 3 other children from previous relationships. The will says all 6 kids are beneficiaries.