OBITUARY: Benito ‘Benny’ A. Garcia

Benito 'Benmy' Garcia

Benito “Benny” A. Garcia, 68, died on Friday, May 13, 2022, in Newton.

He was born January 12, 1954, in Marion, Kansas, the son of George and Angela (Martinez) Garcia. He attended Florence High School and graduated from Newton High School in the class of 1972.

Benito was employed by Highland Dairy, originally Stephen’s Dairy, for 30 + years. He held many job titles and had experience working in every department. He took great pride not matter what position he held. Always looked forward to ramping up production at the beginning of the school year.

Benito enjoyed watching K-State and Chicago Bears games. He also loved attending all the sport and musical events that he could when family was involved. He was able to enjoy the open road and seeing more of the country in his later years.

A kindhearted and caring person, Benito was far more than a father, son, uncle, and brother – he was the patriarchal glue that held the family together. He was the first to drop what he was doing if anyone he knew was in need of help. Whether it was moving to a new place or a new set of brake pads on their car.

Benito was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Benito is survived by his sons, Victor (Keena) Garcia, Ricardo Garcia and Benjamin (Bryanna) Garcia; daughters, Victoria (Daniel King) Garcia, Jacinta Garcia, and Guadalupe (Ezequial) Sosme; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, George Garcia, Daniel (Stacie) Garcia, and Greg (Tami) Garcia; sisters, Josephine Garcia, Angelia Garcia, and Mary (Don) Bean; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Angela Garcia; brother, Manuel Garcia; and sister, Clara Garcia Marin.

Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. Jorge Lopez as celebrant. A Recitation of the Rosary will be prior to the Mass at 10 a.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence.

Memorial contributions in Benny’s name may be made to: any Citizen’s State Bank—the Benito Garcia Memorial Fund.

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