NLJ Staff


Dec. 1, 1936–Aug. 4, 2021

A resident of Emmett, Idaho, the last 15 years, Perry Lee Bennett passed away at home Aug. 4, 2021.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Emmett, 400 Hwy. 16, with retired Pastor Dennis Parks officiating. Internment will be held in June 2022 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in
Sturgis, S.D.

Local arrangements were with Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett.

Perry was born Dec. 1, 1936, on his parents’ homestead near Newcastle, Wyo., the son of Lawrence Edward and Ella Viola (Herrmann) Bennett. Perry was a graduate of Newcastle High School in 1957. He served in the National Guard from March 1955 through March 1958. He served three years in the U.S. Army in the Army Airborne from July 14, 1958, to
July 13, 1961.

On Oct. 21, 1961, he married Anna L. Bogue in Rapid City, S.D. Perry and Anna raised four children in Newcastle.

Perry worked at Sioux Oil Co. Refinery, Berman’s Sawmill, and Bennett Construction with his brother Larry and his dad, Lawrence Bennett.

He was baptized into the Seventh Day Adventist Church in October 1965.

He was preceded in death by his father, his mother, his brother, infant sister, and four grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; two sons, Lee and Perry of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters, April Hayes and Karen Joyner of Emmett; and two nephews, seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Cards and condolences can be sent to 3590 Bishop Rd., Emmett, Idaho 83617.


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