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Benito “Benny” A. Garcia

May 13, 2022

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

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 no matter what position he held and 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, 2022, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton with The Reverend Jorge Lopez as Celebrant. A Recitation of the Rosary will be prior to the Mass at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22nd at Petersen Funeral Home. Burial will be take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Florence, Kansas.

Memorial contributions in Benny’s name may be made to the Benito Garcia Memorial Fund at any Citizens State Banks.

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12 thoughts on “Benito “Benny” A. Garcia

  1. I will miss you cuz. You were always so sweet and kind. I can’t believe you are gone. I love you

  2. I’ll miss you Big brother you was a great Friend and brother to me when I had none you will be missed our Father would have been Proud of the man you became I love you Bro

  3. I miss my cousin a lot especially when I seen him on Facebook all the time goodbye cuz see you later

  4. Vic, and Family

    So sorry to hear about Benny’s passing. I enjoyed seeing him at 5 PM Mass on Saturday evenings at OLG. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. so very sorry to hear this,will miss his Beautiful on Sat.nIGHT Mass.my his Soul RIP.

  6. My dearest Benito you have been my BEST friend for 8+ years. I am lost without you. To the Garcia family may God give you strength and courage to get through this sorrow and loss. My family was blessed to have known you Benito and witnessed your kindness and love. Soar high and free Benito until we meet again.

  7. My one-time son in law, I will miss your friendship and respect you always gave me. May God keep you in his arms and give you the love and care you gave to so many. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. Ricardo and Jacinta, and your family, may god hold you close and provide you much comfort at the loss of such a great guy.

  9. Where can i start :?The world lost a awesome man .. The lord gained that awesome man.. So many memories about Benito and his kids ( fam).. Bc victoria Garcia his oldest daughter was my buddy through the young years and now ( proly diaper years started 🙂 i got to see the family grow . He was not selfish at all. He made sure if we were round him ( we were safe and taken care of). Kwan Wa ( asian restraunt buffet) he would take me and VG to an the mall. Thought i just seen him about 2 weeks ago observing from my job in the play yard. Childcare i work at,( helping his grandson ) with a tire.. I have nothing bad to say about this man Benito.. When i think Benito Garcia ( i think Family values and Faith/ sharing / kind / humble / giving ( if u needed something). On angels wings dear Benito! See ya again one day..life is short.. Love one another .. Keep your fams and friends in loving range:)We never know the last day we are given on this earth. Prayers and love all effected by Benitos passing on. Love crystal (Bell) chumbley and fam.

  10. Aloha ‘oe dear friend Benito. Remembering the sunflower fields. I was so blessed to have you in my life. You were cut from a different cloth. It will be hard to find another Grandfather/ Father/Son/ Brother/ Uncle/Friend like you.
    So incredibly kind and thoughtful.
    May your keiki continue your legacy.
    Mahalo a me Aloha 🙏🏼💖🙏🏼

  11. Condolences and prayers to Bennys Familia. May the good Lord guide u in life as he did Benny. RIP 🙏🏼

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