Gerald Eugene Bennett
September 9, 1939 - May 13, 2022
On Friday, May 13, 2022, Gerald (Gerry) Eugene Bennett of Humboldt, left his family and
friends peacefully. The world has lost a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.
Gerry was born September 9, 1939, in Chanute, Kansas the son of Paul & June Bennett. Gerry’s
sense of humor was as dry as burnt toast and always left people scratching their head asking if
what he said was serious or not. He played a mean hand of 5-card stud and often took other
people’s money. He loved a game of billiards and played in the area pool league. During
football season he loved his Kansas City Chiefs! Later in life he loved finding a “good buy” at
Mr. Bennett graduated from Grant High School in 1957 in Stark Kansas.
He married Helen Williams (Scheikofsky) in 1984 in Reno, NV.
Gerry lived in El Dorado and worked as an engineer for the Kansas Department of
Transportation before transferring to Iola, KS where he retired in 1998. While there, he lived
outside Humboldt. After retirement he was a consultant for Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers
until 2005 when he fully retired.
He is survived by his daughter, Lawanda Bennett; son, Ray Gene Bennett and his wife, Angie;
and son, Brian Williams and his husband, Matthew; four grandchildren, Diontae Bennett,
Alexandria and Izabella Bennett and Ashley Ice; and one great grandchild, Kynsleigh Ice.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Bennett; two sons, Gerald Eugene Bennett II and
Gerry Lee Bennett; his mother and father, June and Paul Bennett.
Family will receive friends and relatives Friday, May 20, between 10:30-11:30 for a viewing and visitation with funeral service immediately following at 11:30a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Chanute.
Interment to follow at the Matfield Green Cemetery in Matfield Green Township (KS).
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Boerstler-May American Legion Post #170 and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.countrysidefh.com. Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.
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