The Duncan Banner


February 19, 2013

Larry Gus Benedick

Jan. 10, 1932 — Jan. 31, 2013


Larry Gus Benedick, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan.
Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at New Hope Baptist Church in Duncan with pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Burial was Feb. 5, 2013, at Liberal Cemetery. 
He was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Stockton, Kan., the son of Virl Sheridan and Leta Adel Merrill Benedick. He attended Stockton schools. In 1949, he married Betty Kirkhart. They had three children together and were later divorced. On Dec. 26, 1985, he married Carol Jean Coble Ingels in Karnack, Texas. 
Larry was a self-employed oil field consultant and was well known throughout Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. He lived several years in Hays, Kan., Gillette, Wyo., Liberal, Kan., and most recently, living in Duncan. He was a former member of the Paradise Masonic Lodge No. 290 in Plainville, Kand. and the Elks Lodge in Liberal.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Duncan; his son, Ken Benedick and wife Charlie of Bristol, Va.; two daughters: Vickie Schmidt of Gillette, Wyo., and Nicki Toth and husband Tim of Upton, Wyo.; step-children: Sherry Niefert of Duncan, and Robert Ingels of McCook, Neb.
Other survivors include three brothers: Clayton Benedick of Syracuse, N.Y., George Benedick of Decatur, Texas, and Alan Benedick of Garden City, Kan.; a sister, Judy Nuss of Plainville, Kan.; 13 grandchildren: Jory Schmidt, Stacey Slocum, Shauna Oleson, Amy Uhrich, Matt Benedick, Erik Toth, Logan Toth, Maci Williams, Faith Christine Leatherman, Karrie Neifert, Shannon Culverson, Jason Ingels and Michelle Ingels; 19 great -grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents; a step-daughter, Susan Leatherman; son-in-law, Tom Schmidt; and sisters: Donavene Krob, Bethel Krob and Joyce Cotten.
Memorial contributions for Faith’s education fund c/o Carol Benedick may be sent in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901.
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