Benny Richard Garcia

May 7, 1956May 9, 2020

Benny passed away on May 9, 2020 in the home he loved with his wife Brenda by his side. He leaves a legacy of generosity and kindness to others and will be missed by many. Benny was born in Oklahoma and chose to make it his home. He traveled extensively for his job and when asked if he had a favorite place, he always answered, “home.” Music was central to his life. As a talented guitarist, he played in numerous bands over the years. He spent the last 30 years working for his dear friend Vince Gill. Benny loved his job and the travels involved took him around the globe. He made friends everywhere. Benny loved everyone and judged no one. The number of lives he touched is truly amazing. Benny and Brenda were married for over 40 years. During their lifetime together, his first priority was always his family and his many friends. Benny loved animals and was proud to be Dad to his beloved Yorkies, Gibson and Gomez. In addition to his wife Brenda, Benny is survived by his mother Clara, his sister Lisa and her fiancé Jeff, and his brother Paul. He was predeceased by his father Benny. Due to the current social distancing there will be no public service at this time. A gathering to celebrate Benny’s life will be held at a later date.


  • In addition to his wife Brenda, Benny is survived by his mother Clara, his sister Lisa and her fiancé Jeff, and his brother Paul. He was predeceased by his father Benny.

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  • A gathering to celebrate Benny’s life will be held at a later date.


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Sean Weaver

May 26, 2020

My deep and sincere condolences, Brenda. I, like many others, met Benny because of Vince, but when that happened, I was only 12 years old. From that point on I don't have a single memory of him that is not kind, warm, frequently hilarious, and generous. If you ever met Benny you loved Benny. Instantly. As the years went by, the first margarita I ever had was prepared by Benny. Before I learned how to solder my own, he built me my first custom silent-plug cable and said Merry Christmas. When the great flood washed over the city in 2010 and a bunch of my stuff was in Vince's locker.....did Benny ever take care of me then. He called me one afternoon about insurance stuff and said, ”I know you might be wondering if this is okay or asking 'should we really be doing this?' but I want you to know it is okay and this is what insurance is for. What was the value on that one? I'll get it filed.” Then, because I was about to go get lunch down the street and told him so for whatever reason, he said “it’s always time for a burrito,” a statement I still quote in endurance to this day. I never saw him be mean to anyone. Ever. And I'm sure he gave me more boxes of strings that I corroded in about 5 minutes that I can remember. I love you Benny.

Boo-G Tidmore

May 21, 2020

Benny will be missed so very much. He was a great friend and musician, I will miss our talks and his unique laugh.
Our condolences go out to Brenda, his family and friends.

Jeanna an Boo-G


May 17, 2020

I knew the Garcias many years Benny and his dad Benny, many fond memories, And one of the kindest families I ever met. No words can express the loss but linda and i send prayerz, jack propps
nashville tn, [ formally n/w okc]

Timothy Stanford

May 16, 2020

I went to Linnwood grade school and N.W. Classen high school , both in OKC. Benny , his brother Paul Garcia and his sister Lisa and Vince , we all had classes together at some point. Plus I was always over Paul's , Lisa's and Benny's house when I was a kid . They are such a wonderful family , and very kind folks. I really miss the family dynamics that they had and their cohesiveness as a family. God bless all the family. Rest in Paradise Benny .......

Joyce and Keb Hutchings

May 16, 2020

Dear Brenda, We have never met but my son Keb who is 17 and I have met Benny through Vince. Benny Vince and the band last fall gave Keb a guitar for his high school graduation. (all was canceled because of the pandemic) Benny was so so kind giving Keb extra strings etc.. we had no idea Benny was ill and feel broken hearted for you all. His heart was as bright as a pink full moon. May you feel our love and support , RIP Benny we will miss you Keb and Joyce from Cape Cod Ma


May 16, 2020

Benny and I go back 40 years plus...(Vegas)...met him with David Anthony...The kindest human being I ever met...Sweetest man ever...Rest in peace my dear friend...This world will not be the same without you...My heart goes out to his wife and the rest of his family...Vince and band family!!! Rest in paradise !!!!<3 Nancee

James and Julie Rohrbach

May 15, 2020


Just heard the news. Praying for you. He was always one of my favorites at Mamasitas. I will never forget the one Sunday open blues night that he stood up and schooled everyone with his guitar playing. Sweet memories. God bless.

Margaret Scheirman

May 15, 2020

Lisa was a classmate of mine at Linwood years ago. I didn't know Benny as well, but I always knew that they were a team. Both brought a special warmth and spark to our school life. The whole family, and beloved friends, have my condolences. Benny obviously left a legacy of friendship and love among many, and he will surely be missed. God bless all who mourn.

Jeff Hairston

May 15, 2020


I just saw the news in the paper. Samantha and I are so sorry to hear about Benny and wanted to share our most sincere condolences. You and Benny were such a cute couple and could bring a smile to any room.

Jeff and Samantha Hairston

Mary Andrews

May 15, 2020

Brenda, I am thinking of you. It was always so clear how you and Benny were devoted to each other. He was obviously a great man as evidenced by all the memories posted. So sorry for your loss.


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