Our Beloved Richard M. Bennett
Now in the presence of the Lord

March 10, 1938 – September 23, 2019

The providence of God and the life of Richard Bennett

The life and ministry of Richard M. Bennett was truly a blessing and a precious gift from our gracious, sovereign Lord.

Richard was an extremely rare individual, especially in the 21st century. He possessed the character traits that are nearly impossible to find in our day all combined together in the heart and mind of one man. Those traits included an unwavering passion and determination to boldly proclaim the undiluted truth of Christ Jesus, His Gospel and His Word, and to boldly expose the cunning and damning deceptions of Christ’s disguised enemies. All this was pouring out from the palpably humble, meek, tender, compassionate and loving heart of a gentle servant who would much rather see the never-dying souls of men, women and children spared from the torments of an eternal hell than spared from temporarily hurt feelings, troubled consciences and sleepless nights.

When Richard’s words offend, it is the Gospel itself flowing from his speech that cuts his hearers, not anything ad hominem  or unnecessarily offensive that sadly, all too often, accompanies the bold words of bold men whose egos tarnish any good they are seeking to accomplish.

A wonderful documentary on the life and ministry of Richard Bennett.

Richard M. Bennett

After the last few years of great physical suffering Richard passed peacefully in his sleep on Monday September 23, 2019. The precious life of Richard touched so many in so many ways and his spiritual legacy will continue well into the 21st Century.

Richard will be laid to rest Friday October 4, 2019 at 10:30am. Burial will take place at Naches Cemetery, Kel Lowry Rd and Old Naches Hwy, Naches, WA 98937.

A Memorial Service will follow at 11:30am at the Ahtanum Pioneer Church, 8500 Ahtanum Road, Yakima, WA 98902

Richard is survived by his loving wife Lynn and three step children, Gunnar, Solveig, Knut and two grandchildren, Ahwyn and Adam. Gifts and cards can be sent to the family at:

Lynn Bennett
P.O. Box 13
Yakima, WA 98907-0013