Bennie Gates

January 5, 1948August 15, 2020

Bennie Gates, age 72, passed away on August 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Marian Gates; his siblings Gerritt Gates and Bertha DeWendt. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Susan Gates; children Sonny Gates, Chris (Ann Brower) Gates, John (Dena) Rynearson, Mike (Pam) Rynearson; grandchildren Lilly, Rocky, Ryan; siblings Gertie Merrill, Carrie (Donn) Wiley, Beverly (Rich Gregory) Jipping, John Gates, Earl (Karen) Gates; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home – Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St., Dorr, MI 49323. Bennie will be laid to rest at Salem Township Cemetery at a later date.

In memory of Bennie and in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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