Robert Bennett

  • Born: September 18, 1933
  • Died: May 4, 2016
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Robert Bennett, a former Republican U.S. senator from Utah, died April 4 of complications of a recent stroke, according to a statement issued by his family. He was 82.

Served 18 years as a U.S. senator from Utah...

Robert Bennett, a former Republican U.S. senator from Utah, died April 4 of complications of a recent stroke, according to a statement issued by his family. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 15, 2016

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Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   June 14, 2016

Thank you for your service Senator. Rest in peace.

Posted by Berdj Rassam - San Francisco, CA   May 24, 2016

"...that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good during their life...and find enjoyment for all his hard work. It is the gift of God..." Ecclesiastes 3:13.

His good intentions toward others did not go unnoticed to those whose hearts were touched by his work.

My sincere condolences to his wife Joyce and family. Our Heavenly Father understands what you are going through and He promises to be a Stronghold to those who firmly cling to Him for endurance.

Posted by - FL   May 21, 2016

HELLO FAMILY OF SENATOR I live in florida I read about what the SENATOR did his last days in hospital, what a great great thing . I too shall apoligaze to the musluim people in my tampa bay area it's the right thing to do. May your father memory last forever. I do so much want to say sorry for my spelling.Thank GOD for people like SENATOR BENNETT.

Posted by JW anderson - SPRING HILL, FL   May 19, 2016

So sorry for your loss,may God Almighty be with the family.

Posted by A friend   May 17, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. John 5:28

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2016

Sending condolences to the Bennett Family and friends for your loss of Bob. May the many fond memories you share of him ease your sorrow (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2016

May the comfort and strength only God can supply be with the family during this difficult time.Psalms 55:22.

Posted by Cheryl Lynn    May 15, 2016

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In God's care, rest in peace.

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   May 14, 2016

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   May 14, 2016

My deepest condolences to the family.
May the God of compassion, console
the broken hearts of the family
during the loss of your dear beloved
one.
During the days ahead, may the
LORD carry your burdens.

TE, New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted by A friend   May 14, 2016

While working at KTVX-TV and KSL-TV in the mid-1990's and always on the lookout for a good news story, Sen. Bennett, when in Utah, was accessible and gracious (even on slow Sundays!), always with an interesting take and opinion about a given issue, and always with a great sound bite. He had my absolute respect, not only as an outstanding statesman, but also as a family man and genuine nice guy. I will remember him for his keen mind, sincerity and humor, as well as his care and concern representing the people of Utah here at home and in Washington.

Posted by Mark Mesesan - West Jordan, UT   May 14, 2016

Dear Joyce,
May we express our gratitude for the cherished influence you and Bob have had on our family. My first recollection of you and Bob was moving into Arlington Ward and helping direct a roadshow when I was a teenager. You were patient with the youth and so talented! We loved hearing you and Bob sing duets together and hearing your flute solos. It was a joy to help babysit your young children during the time Bob attended law school. One could feel the love in your home. May we express our sincere thanks for the thoughtful visits and chats you had with our parents (Byron and Mabel Dixon) through the years, especially in their later years. They loved and respected you. They delighted in Bob as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. He was a true student of the scriptures and exemplified the those gospel principles he taught. We express our sorrow in his passing but know he is about good works beyond this life. He has blessed many with his service to our country and his fireside talks. He has left a legacy of respect, honesty, knowledge, wisdom, love for his country, and testimony of Christ. May the Lord bless you during this time of separation and may you feel the love of those who have been enriched by their acquaintance with you and Bob. Love, Lillian (Dixon) Atkinson, Larry Atkinson, and Byron Paul Dixon.

Posted by - Salt Lake City, UT   May 13, 2016

I will forever remember his thoughtfulness and caring at the time my father passed away several years ago. He changed his plane flight in order to come to the viewing and express his gratitude for the help my dad gave him when learning the operation of the paint factory on 21st south. He and his dad will ever be held in the highest respect. May the Lord's peace
be with your family, He is a good man.
Dave Quist

Posted by Dave Quist - Tooele, UT   May 13, 2016

Bob was our lds home teacher for three years, and even though he lived most of the time in Virginia, he always made it home once per month and visited his assigned families. He was a delightful, faithful and interesting home teacher.
Larry and Eula Braby (emigration canyon)

Posted by Larry Braby - Salt Lake City, UT   May 13, 2016

In 2004 Senator Bennett and I conducted a statewide campaign for his Senate seat. It was my third campaign and what a pleasure it was to have Senator Bennett as an opponent. His generosity, gentle decorum, thoughtful answers and the fact we debated 11 times was quite extraordinary. I know from my extensive experiences with him that his was one of the very best people and politicians I have ever met. I only wish more politicians could emulate him.

Posted by Paul Van Dam - Ivins, UT   May 12, 2016

Never met Mr. Bennett personally, but he learned the respect of his friends, workmates, and relatives through out his lifespan.

"A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth; To be respected is better than silver and gold." (Proverbs 22:1)...

My sincere condolences to his family for losing their beloved husband and friend. May the God of all comfort grants you of his strength and comfort to endure your grief.

Posted by - Puerto Rico   May 12, 2016

Robert had been a customer of mine at Henries Dry Cleaners. He was a kind man and we will all miss him.

Posted by Teri Thomas - Salt Lake City, UT   May 11, 2016

A great and wonderful man. He loved and served Utah and worked hard for our state. There are so few like him anymore.

May he rest in peace and may the Lord bless his family as they grieve the loss of this amazing man.

Posted by - SLC, UT   May 10, 2016

Condolences and deep regard for The Bennetts from your friends--

The Warners

Posted by Richard Warner - SLC, UT   May 08, 2016

Posted by Olaj B    May 08, 2016

Rest in piece Senator Bennett, you were a great man! May God Bless you sir! And may God bless your family!

Posted by A friend   May 08, 2016

America is very thankful for all the contributions Senator Bennett made to benefit his constituents during his term of office. He will be greatly missed! Praying that his family members find comfort in God's promise of better conditions to come very, very soon: "No resident will say: 'I am sick.'" Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of the man so cherished by those who loved and adored him!

Posted by The Carter Family    May 07, 2016

May the peace from God that surpasses all understanding comfort you My condolences to you Bennett Family .

Posted by L - FL   May 07, 2016

I send my condolences. May God give you peace as you cope with your loss.

Posted by MA    May 07, 2016

Bennett Family,

Our prayers to your family in your grief. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.

Posted by A friend   May 07, 2016

Thoughts go out to the Bennett family at this time. Cherish the memories and look to the promise from the 21st chapter of Revelation vs. 3, 4.
Christopher Maduri
Aurora, Ohio

Posted by A friend   May 07, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   May 07, 2016

Senator Bennett was a fine man, and a friend to all. He gave willingly of his time, and often visited a number of campuses as a guest speaker. He graciously accepted my invitation to speak at the U of U on a number of occasions. He will be missed.

Posted by Don MacAngus - Salt Lake City, UT   May 07, 2016

To the Bennett Family:

Sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies comfort the family at this time.

May the good times you shared as a family bring joy to your hearts as you deal with his loss each day at a time.

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2016

For a politician he was rather quiet. Whenever there was a question his office was always helpful. We were disappointed he did not serve another term. May his spirit shine through this turbulent election.

Posted by BK Sonneman - Salt Lake City, UT   May 06, 2016

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts.

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2016

Sending condolences to the Bennett Family and friends for your loss. May the many fond memories you share of him ease your sorrow (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2016

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2016

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Bob Bennett was a "breath of fresh air" in WashDC. He was honorable and honest. He will be missed by many. He made a positive difference.He won't be forgotten. I loved his courage and faith with his health problems.He was a terrific man and his memory will be a positive treasure in the hearts of Americans.

Posted by Anne - Salt Lake City, UT   May 05, 2016

My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Mr. Bennett.

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2016

To the Bennett family,friends: Our heartfelt condolences.May the God of comfort give you strength,courage,and comfort to endure.

Posted by Wright - IL   May 05, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Lynn - IL   May 05, 2016

May the love of God be with the grieving family at this time..condolence to you....

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2016

May the peace of God comfort the family in their time of need (1Pet.5;7).

Posted by AH - CA   May 05, 2016

My dear, dear Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear about the trials you have faced and are dealing with now. I know the Lord will bless you and your family but it is surely a hard road to travel. I love you and our prayers are with you. You hold a very special place in my heart. I have so many fond memories! I didn't know Bob well but I know he was a good man and will be dearly missed.

Posted by Joanne Tucker - Walnut Creek, CA   May 05, 2016

The Senator with his intelligence, wit and calming influence will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joyce, and your family. May the Lord's blessings be upon you.

Gloria and Winston Wilkinson

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2016

Please accept our sincere condolences concerning the passing away of Brother Bennett! May the Lord's blessings of comfort and solace sustain your family during this difficult time of mourning.

Posted by Clyde Triptow - Draper, UT   May 05, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by DS    May 05, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tammy Davis - Nashville, TN   May 05, 2016


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Robert Bennett, a former Republican U.S. senator from Utah, died April 4 of complications of a recent stroke, according to a statement issued by his family. He was 82.