Dr. Henry "Lew" Luther Bennett III
Henry Luther Bennett III or better known as "Pastor Lew" went home to be with the Lord and receive that beautiful divine accolade, well done. After fighting a five week battle from Covid and countless other complications he passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
He was born in Savannah Georgia on September 10, 1955. Lew was married to his life long partner and Devoted loving wife, Jeanine, For over 41 years. Lew and Jeanine were also teammates in Renegades for Christ. Lew has been a pastor at first Baptist Church of Bassett, Virginia for over 25 years. He has pastored and been a part of plant mission churches for decades. Along with his countless accolades and his life's work from From a masters in pastoral care from Luther Rice seminary, masters in theology from the Oxford school of theology in London, to an earned doctorate in education from south eastern seminary at Wake Forest in North Carolina. He always made it a daily practice to read a portion of scripture each morning along with his favorite devotional guide.
Lew is survived by his wife, Jeanine Bennett; three children, Chip Bennett and wife, Crystal, Emily Stutler and her husband, Robert, Faith Neel and her husband, Anthony; 10 grandchildren. Lew also had eight siblings.
The floating visitation service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church Of Bassett in Bassett, Virginia at 11:30 a.m. and funeral to follow at 1 p.m. The graveside service will follow the funeral at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to first Baptist Church of Bassett.
Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com
Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Virginia is respectfully serving the Bennett Family.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Martinsville Bulletin on Feb. 5, 2021.