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Barry Bennett

Barry Bennett

Newcastle, Neb.

Barry L. Bennett, 76, of Newcastle, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Newcastle, with the Rev. Andrew Sohm officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle.  Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, with a wake service at 7 p.m., at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City. Online condolences may be expressed at

Barry was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Newcastle, the son of Robert and Cleone (Anderson) Bennett.  He graduated from Newcastle High School in 1959. 

Barry married Adell H. Nelson on Sept. 10, 1966, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. To this union three children were born, Susan, Scott and Daniel.  The family made their home near Newcastle.  Barry worked various jobs including excavation, for Swift Packing Company, and as a USDA Meat Inspector for 20 years before retirement. He and Adell also owned and operated A&B drive-in for a few years.

Barry loved the outdoors and all it had to offer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching, along with riding his tractor and riding lawn mower.  He also loved to eat and bake, but above all he loved his time with his grandchildren.  Barry was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

Barry is survived by one daughter, Susan (LaMont) Johnson of Crofton, Neb.; two sons, Scott (Angie) Bennett and Daniel Bennett, all of Newcastle; four grandchildren, MaKenzie and Madison Johnson and Brigette and Brenden Bennett; three siblings, Barb Hangman of Waco, Texas, Deb Bennett of Newcastle, and Chris (Deanna) Bennett of Ponca, Neb.; sister-in-law, Carol Bennett of Newcastle; and many nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Adell on Dec. 30, 2016; brother, Doug Bennett; and nephew, Jacob Bennett.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Siouxland for their excellent care of Barry.

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