ELKHART — Cecil Leon Bennett, 63, of Elkhart, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He was born Oct. 12, 1955, in Boise City, Okla., to Leon Aaron and Pauline Virginia (Ellis) Bennett.

Cecil was born and raised in Boise City. Cecil married Kerri Lynne Raney on Oct. 8, 1977, in Elkhart. Cecil was a repairman for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline from 1977-1992.

He is survived by his wife, Kerri of their home; son, Justin Raney Bennett of Elkhart; daughter, Amanda Virginia Bennett of Elkhart; sisters, Lena Beth Teddy of Oklahoma City, Jeanna LeAnn Bennet of Boise City; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Quinn Leon Bennett; and his pride and joy, Biskit the cat.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Elkhart Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. The family requests memorials be given to Cecil Leon Bennett Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.