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Gary A Bennett

April 7, 1945 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 73)
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Gary Adams Bennett of Chehalis passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred S. and Mary Ann Bennett, and his brother Alfred Bennett. Born April 7, 1945 in Provo, UT, he was the third of four children. He graduated from high school in Orem, UT, in 1963, he then served four years in the US Navy, assigned to the USS Halsey Powell. Soon after he completed his service with the Navy, Gary moved to Kent, Washington, and got a job working in the shipyards as a welder. While working in the shipyards, he met a cute little waitress working at a cafe near his home. After dating for several months, Gary married Lila Ward on December 2, 1967, in Kent. They were later sealed in the Seattle Washington Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gary took a job with Boeing as an inspector where he worked for over 37 years, and later retired. Gary enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, developing his property and mostly he loved spending time with his family. After 52 years of marriage, Gary is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lila, his sisters, Colleen Larsen and Ruth Ann Vreeken, six children: Tim (Mary) Bennett, Kimberly (Nighthawk) Knight, Theresa (Mike) Biaggi, David (Joy) Bennett, Carrie (Kalani) Kauhi, and Jaidyn Bennett; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He will be loved and missed by all.

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