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George Benavente

July 13, 1931 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Mr. George Benavente, age 90, of East Chicago, Indiana, passed away peacefully, May 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving and devoted family.  He was born July 13, 1931, to Jorge Benavente and Maria Concepcion Perez, in Rio Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico.

George was a retiree of Arcelor Mittal (formerly Inland Steel), with 30 years of dedicated and loyal service. He loved singing Mariachi songs and playing his guitar.  He was also an avid pool shooter and was very good at it !  He owned The Rainbow Bar for many years.

He was preceded in death by his former wife and the mother of his children, Quintina Benavente; his parents, Jorge Benavente and Maria Concepcion Perez; two brothers, Roberto and Enrique Mendoza; two sisters, Lilia Marrufo and Maria Elena Chavez.

He leaves to cherish a lifetime of memories: six children, Dr. Jorge (Nancy) Benavente, Alfonso Benavente, Maria (Rory) McDonald, Rosa (Victor) Estrada, Jose (Dianna) Benavente, and Theresa Ruelas; one sister,  Maria Concepcion;  three brothers, Jose, Octavio, and Rafael  Mendoza; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Cathy Rivera

Visitation Friday, June 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with additional visitation Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  All services from Ridgelawn Funeral Home 4201 West Ridge Road Gary, Indiana.  Burial Ridgelawn Cemetery.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK VACCINATED OR UNVACCINATED !

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

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