Gary Bennette, 43, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City
Gary Bennette was born Nov. 19, 1960, in Sioux City, the son of Rivola and Donna (Taylor) Bennette. As a baby, Gary was dedicated in the Nazarene faith in Sioux City. He was raised in the Davenport and Le Clair areas, and received his education in the Davenport Schools. Gary served his country in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1986. For the last three years of his military career, Gary was stationed in Germany as a tank driver.
After his honorable discharge, Gary attended Hamilton Business College in Davenport. He was schooled in several different computer applications. Gary worked for a company that would contract to large corporations for their computer and clerical needs. He had the opportunity to travel with this company to several different states to work.
Gary began his career with the Le Mars Daily Sentinel in 2000. In November 2002, he was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Gary was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.
Survivors include his parents, Rivola and Donna Bennette of Le Mars; two sisters, Janet Williams and Bob Hicks of Davenport, and Terrie LeAnne and her husband, Craig Huttenhoff, of Del Norte, Colo.; two brothers, Dennis Bennette and Mary Kehoe of Davenport and Daniel Bennette of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six nieces and nephews, Le Roy McFarland, Sarah Sanders, Jason Phelps, Melissa Williams, Miranda Lister, and Vanessa Brock; two great-nieces and four great-nephews; and his aunts and uncles, George and Virginia Taylor of Sioux City, Betty and David Lindsey of Springfield, Mo., Jean and Ron Holland and June Campbell, all of Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, George and Thelma Taylor and David and Beulah Bennette.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Leonard Waller of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.