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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Gary H. Bennett

  • Gary Hewitt Bennett, 63 of Alexandria, formerly of Hanley Falls, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Marshall. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the ch...
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  •     Gary Hewitt Bennett, 63 of Alexandria, formerly of Hanley Falls, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home.
        Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Marshall.
        Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the church.
        Gary will be laid to rest at the Hanley Falls East Yellow Medicine Cemetery.
        He was the 5th of seven children. After graduating from high school in Hanley Falls, Minnesota he attended one year at Southwest State University.  He served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the British North area of England. Upon returning from his mission, he married his high school sweet heart, formerly Kathy
    Ann Engel, on December 18, 1971.  He then attended the University of Minnesota studying Political Science.  Over the next 35 years, he built a multi-state transportation business where he owned, operated, and distributed school buses along side his brother Randy.  Retiring in 2006, he realized his dream of retiring on the lake with Kathy, his five kids and 13 grandchildren.
        Gary found great joy in church services and always looked for opportunities to help others. Family came first for Gary so the annual 4th of July reunion was an especially joyous time as the entire family would join Gary and Kathy at the lake.  The pontoon cruises were his favorite and he always enjoyed loading up the entire family for a leisurely cruise.
    Gary loved his family and made sure they all had every opportunity in life.
        Gary is survived by his wife, Kathy Ann Bennett, daughters Shannon Parker (Larry), Nichole Koser (Joe), and Ashley Bennett.  Sons Brant Bennett (Jodi) and Rory Bennett (Becky), and thirteen grandchildren. Sisters Christine Kruger (Wayne), and Sandra Sabbe Lee (Alfred), brother Randall Bennett (Rhonda) and several nieces and nephews.  
        He was preceded in death by his brothers Norman and Linden Bennett and sister Klerice Lindstrom.
        Arrangements are with the Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.
     
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