Richard Doyle Bennett
1949 - 2014
Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services
830 East Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA

Richard Doyle Bennett (Dick) 64, passed away suddenly at home in Santa Paula on August 28, 2014, after a brief illness. Born on September 12, 1949, in Springfield Missouri to Glenn and Dorothy Bennett.

Dick had two brothers, Dale Bennett (Connie) and Fred Bennett (Kay), three Nieces Kim, Trisha and Alisa, and two Nephews Christopher and Michael.

He was preceded in death by his Brother Dale, Grandparents Lee and Lena Bennett and Fred and Ola Hendrickson.

He attended Nordoff High School and graduated in 1967. Dick served his country in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1971. He met his wife Judy Bass in 1975 and they were married for 38 years. Dick and Judy loved to travel and collect antiques. They had no children, but had 5 beautiful Pug Dogs that they loved dearly. Dicks hobby was to collect and restore oil and gas station antiques. You can enjoy some of his collection at the Santa Paula Oil Museum located on Main Street.

Dick will be cremated and placed in the Bakersfield National Cemetery. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. In-lieu of flowers and because of their love of dogs, please make a donation to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) located at 705 E. Santa Barbara Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060To sign the family's online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: and click on Richard's name located below "Recent Obituaries".

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula 805.229.7054

Published by Ventura County Star from Sep. 3 to Sep. 6, 2014.
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We will all miss you Professor DB. You were a great inspiration to all you can in contact with. I was glad for our late night conversations and the passion you showed to your hobby. The world has lost a great friend and mentor. I hope you have found peace with God and hope to see you in the next life.
Your Friend,
Daniel McGuffey
September 15, 2014
Dick...DB, I miss your wit, jokes, education and your friendship every day that goes by. Joanne and I will keep you and Judy in our thoughts and prayers. Iowa Gas will never be the same!
Mike Matteson
September 15, 2014
Take care my friend....I will miss the oranges. Keep em' all straight up there. My thoughts and prayers to the family. A great person.
Matt Barkee
September 12, 2014
Thanks for all that you shared so unselfishly with so many. We miss you in our community and feel the vacuum of your absence. God Bless your soul Dick Bennett.
Tom Rootlieb
September 7, 2014
DB,You will be missed.
Brian Abbott
September 5, 2014
Extending my deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences.
Ginger- Bill Mason's Daughter Mason
September 3, 2014
Rest in peace Doyle. You were a wonderful cousin. I will always remember our visit at my grandmother's funeral, which was the last time we talked. I have many fond memories of times spent with your family during the years we all lived in Ventura. My sincere condolences to your family. Love, Darlene Fly Ames
September 3, 2014
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