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Gary Bennett dies at age 65

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Gary Irvin Bennett, age 65, of Morocco, Ind., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Rensselaer, Ind., on February 11, 1947, son of Bernice (Swartz Bennett) Cox and the late LaVerne I. Bennett.

Gary is survived by three children, Laura Owens (Fred), of Chesterton and Deborah Lewandowski (Adam), of Chesterton, and Jeffrey K. Bennett of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Fred and Max Owens and Ryan and Cade Lewandowski; his mother, Bernice Cox (Howard) of Morocco; and a brother, Robert Bennett (Debbie) of Brook.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Ronnie, and a sister, Connie.

He graduated from Morocco High School with the Class of 1965. Gary spent his life in Morocco and Lake County, Ind. He was a union carpenter and was a member of Carpenter’s Local Union #599. He also had previously been the self-proprietor of Bennett Builders and built homes in Lake County for several years.

Services were held Saturday, July 28, at Steinke Funeral Home Brunton Chapel of Morocco, Rev. Greg Waggoner officiating. Interment followed at Oakland Cemetery.


Posted 7/30/2012