Henry Frank Bennet

August 18, 1929August 9, 2018

Amazing...Intelligent...Caring Father, Father in Law and Grandfather Who Loved Life...

Henry Frank Bennet, age 88, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday ~ August 9, 2018 at his residence. Henry was a Mercury and Ford Mustang Man who loved to travel. And in his past time, Henry was proud of his lawn and loved to work in his yard. He was a regular guest at the Texas Roadhouse in Gastonia and was well known by the management and the staff. Henry served his country proudly and honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict War. In his professional career, Henry was an Aerospace Electrical Engineer in the NASA program were one of his great accomplishments was to help develop the Rendezvous Radio System on Apollo 13 Lunar Lander. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memories and carry on his legacy are his daughter and son in law: Heidi and Frank Martin of Gastonia, North Carolina; one son: Ronald "Ronnie" Bennet ~ USN Veteran of Sanford, Florida; two grandsons: Tyler Martin ~ USN Veteran, Tony Martin, both of Gastonia, North Carolina; two grand dogs: Lady and Dozer.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents Frank Bezpietka and Pauline Dmytrow Bezpietka.

The family will receive guests from 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM, Saturday ~ August 18, 2018 in Stateroom II at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Military Honors Accorded by the United States Army and the Gaston County Honor Guard will be delivered at 1:30 PM, Saturday ~ August 18, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home.

Expressions of love and fond memories can be shared on Henry's guestbook at:

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to be serving the family of Henry Frank Bennet.


  • Stanislow Bezpietka, Father Deceased
  • Pauline Dmytrow Bezpietka, Mother Deceased
  • Ronnie Bennet, Son
  • Heidi Bennet Martin, Daughter
  • Frank Martin, Son-in-law
  • Tyler Martin, Grandson
  • Tony Martin, Grandson
  • Lady Martin, Grand Dog
  • Dozer Martin, Grand Dog


  • Receiving of Guests Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Military Honors Delivered by the United States Army and the Gaston County Honor Guard Saturday, August 18, 2018

Henry Frank Bennet

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Bronnie Yorke

August 21, 2018

Henry Bennet was one of our regular patrons at Cracker Barrel and was indeed, very special in my eyes! I always anticipated seeing him on Friday and Sunday evenings, like clockwork. You can't help but notice certain familiar faces and Henry was a creature of habit who enjoyed a good meal and a good value. At Cracker Barrel, he found both. Once Henry found a good thing, he "stuck to it".

Henry was a very kind and caring man with a big heart. He was extremely intelligent, distinguished and delightful to listen to. Sometimes he would share stories with me about his life and his grandsons. More recently, he kept me updated on his doctor visits and health issues.

I think moving to Gastonia, North Carolina to be near his family was probably one of Henry's happiest decisions. It's hard to imagine the enormous void and grief his family will continue to endure because he was so much a part of their everyday life. He truly loved his family and he had a heart of gold.

My sincere condolences to Henry's daughter, Heidi and husband, Frank, their two sons, Tony and Tyler, and Henry's son, Ronnie. I pray that God will comfort you through this difficult time. My heart goes out to each of you and I am just so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Henry and what a sweet person he was. He certainly will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Rob Morell

August 15, 2018

Rest in peace Henry you will be missed deeply.

Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, a great dad grandpa neighbor and US service man.

We wanted to let each of you to know we are here for any support in whatever way we can.

The Morell’s

Dalin Tavarez

August 14, 2018

I don’t know even know where to start
Henry was very caring and welcoming and understanding, he was a good man that love his family and friends. He always enjoy talking to you about anything! He is a very Neat And perfect person and His grass look outstanding every time he cut his grass! I really enjoy seeing and talking to him every time I got chance! He is a very sweet and outgoing person. I look up to him as my grandfather! He will most definitely will be missed! I miss you already Henry!

Anthony Martin

August 13, 2018

My grandfather was one of a kind. He touched alot of souls and hearts and he didn’t even know it. He loved to cut his grass I used to help him cut it when I was a little boy with a push mower. Till this day I still cut his grass for him. He was always their when no one else was. Even tho he’s gone he’s still everywhere. He’s a loving caring man and alwaysed put his famliy and friends first before him self. He may be gone.....but never forgotten. I love grandpa.... May you R.I.P.

Monty and Robin Padgett

August 12, 2018

Such a kind and caring man, not only our neighbor; he was a great friend and like family. Heidi, Frank, Tyler and Tony just over the last few days: we have seen just what an impression he made on a lot of lives. He will be truly missed!

Tyler Martin

August 12, 2018

I don't even know where to begin. I loved him. he was always there no matter what but the memory that stands out to me is when I joined the Navy he was there so happy and proud he was always there. when I got out of boot camp he was there when I came home from my deployment he was there waiting. We shared stories he always love hearing the stories and I always loved hearing his a bit more dangerous but he made it out of there safe and sound. He loved his family he would give the shirt off his back to help. We all loved him

Frank Martin

August 12, 2018

How can anyone possibly put into words, almost thirty years of being in someone's life day in and day out? The birthdays, holiday celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, and many orther momentous occasion that are attended together. I'm going to stumble through this so bear with me please.
Henry was a perfectionist and it meant a great deal to me that he allowed me to not only become a part of his family, but now thrust me into the captains chair, so to speak, and guide us through these rough times. His stories of his early life were always captivating, and I will miss hearing them and the time we spent discussing everyday life. Henry was a second dad to me and I'm honored to have been the one that he entrusted his family to. I must admit that I am carrying a bit of guilt for not being able to bring him back to us, but I'm not going to be selfish as I know he is in a better place and reunited with loved ones he lost over his life. Enjoy your time in heaven Henry, and we will see you again some day. Then we can hug, laugh, love and get right back to those chats. Love you and miss you more than I can express in words.
Your son in law

Maria Elena Mazza

August 11, 2018

Henry was my next door neighbor. He was an engineer. As a teen, I marvelled at his talent. He could do anything. He did all the typical guy stuff, but I was most impressed when I saw him sew. I never saw that before in a man. I admired all his talents.

Henry was always kind to me. I am proud to say my husband always reminded me of Henry. He can build, design, sew and even paint my nails.

Henry had these rare qualities that did not go unnoticed. He always had a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed by many.

Heidi Bennet-Martin

August 11, 2018

Where do I even start. Those that knew my dad know that he was such a caring, loving, intelligent, perfectionist, stubborn at times, a listener, a giver, and just an all around fun man to be with. He had such passion for life, but his body wouldn't let him go on. He was always there for anyone that needed him whether family or not and not just humans either. Although he didn't want a pet of his own, he adored all the pets that we ever had, and they ALL loved him as well. Treats were brought weekly by him to his grandpets. He loved to watch soccer, tennis, travel, dine, dance and just sit down and watch a good ole movie. We were so very close and so close to where he lived two houses away from us. He didn't realize on how many people lives he has touched. I am just finding out now, on how many lives he has touched. He had a full life, and could tell you stories from when he was so very young. I will miss him terribly. Even though this is so new, my heart breaks every moment. I love you Pa.........YOU know that because I told you that every day.