The engagement of Kathleen Elizabeth Benson and Michael Joseph Wild is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Pam Jackson Benson and Jack Benson Jr. Parents of the future bridegroom are Trei and MaryLou Wild of Plano, Texas. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 9, at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charlie and Betty Jackson, Kay Benson and the late Jack Benson Sr. Miss Benson graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She is an account coordinator at The Production Network in Dallas, and is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Helen Phifer, the late Jim Phifer, the late Suzy Roberson and the late Joe Wild. Mr. Wild graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. He was a member of the baseball teams at both schools. He also graduated from Ross University of Medicine. He is a sales representative for the Arthur Marshall Co. and is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas.