Richard Wayne Bentley, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his home in Garden City.

He was born Aug. 24, 1947, in Las Animas, Colo., to Earl and Josephine (Blackford) Bentley.

He grew up in Las Animas. In 1965, he moved with his family to Lamar, Colo., where he graduated from high school.

He served in the Vietnam War from March 1968 to October 1969. After the service, he lived in Pampa, Texas, Lamar, and Wyoming before moving to Garden City in 2014. He was a self-employed truck driver.

On July 18, 1970, he married Lora A. Parker in Pampa. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Derik Bentley of Garden City; a granddaughter, Katie Bentley of Brady, Texas; four brothers, Bob Bentley of Merkel, Texas, Ed and wife Terrie Bentley of Fort Worth, Texas, John and wife Esta Bentley of Lebanon, Tenn., and Norman and wife Cindy Bentley of Brady; and a sister, Marcella McElroy of Johnson City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Martin and Bruce Bentley.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, with military graveside rites conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard and the American Legion District #8 Honor Guards.

There will be no visitation.

The family suggests memorials be given to St. Catherine Hospice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. SeventhSt., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be given at