top of page

Gary Neil Benway

January 22, 1965 - November 17, 2014

BENWAY, Gary Neil (Age 49) Surrounded by family and friends, Gary lost his courageous two and a half year battle with melanoma on Monday, November 17th. Gary was born on January 22, 1965, to Warren and Betty Benway in Douglas, GA and moved with is family to Spokane, WA when he was eight months old. After graduating from Rogers High School in 1983, he followed in his father's footsteps by joining the Army and becoming an MP. While stationed in Sinop, Turkey, Gary was also a DJ for the soldiers on base. Gary met his wife, Kalita, in 1992 and they were married on February 29, 1996. Gary was a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker at Krueger Sheet Metal and a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 55. Gary was a devoted Christ Follower and a proud member of One* Spokane. Gary is survived by his wife, Kalita; his parents Warren and Betty Benway; brother Dwayne (GA); sister Sheri West; sister-in-law Joanna (Chris) Eckersley; brothers-in-law: Jeff Leyva (CA), Peter (Svetlana) Leyva (CA); nieces and nephews: Elizabeth (Karl) Kohler, Rebecca West, Nicholas West, Christopher (Ashley) West (AZ), Brianna (Ruger) Williams (ID), Allison Leyva (CA), Natasha (Nick) Ivanou (CA), Jeff Leyva, Jr; and great nieces and nephews: Dallas West-Stein, Kaitlyn and Kamden Kohler, Easton West (AZ) and Nick Ivanou, Jr (CA). There will be a Memorial Service at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 6th at One* Spokane, 15601 E 24th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99037 In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to Hospice of Spokane. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spokesman/obituary.aspx?n=gary-neil-benway&pid=173351838&fhid=12347#sthash.p8ibbxzN.dpuf

Comments


obituaries for spokane and the inland northwest

obituary listings

Return to the full obituary listings page.

home page

Click below to return to home page.

helpful resources and planning tools

DEALING WITH GRIEF

Information, encouragement, and tools for dealing the emotions of losing a loved one.

CREATE A FUNERAL PLAN

Discover the importance and benefits of creating your funeral or memorial plan.

FREE PRE-PLANNING GUIDE

Its never too late to start thinking about creating your plan.  Our free guide will get you started.

visit a location near you

PNW Cremation & Funeral is a Spokane funeral and cremation provider with three Spokane area locations. 

Each of our stores are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, but are available 24/7 for emergencies.

It is our desire to make every visitor feel welcome and comfortable. For that reason, we intentionally designed our each location to be a casual environment with superior professional and caring services from our staff.

 

Additionally, you will be able to browse a number of memorial options, ranging from a diverse selection of urns, cremation jewelry, keepsakes in addition to casket and marker options for traditional body burial.  

For directions, staff info and more info, click the image at right.

 

bottom of page