Robert R. Bennie, age 80 of Nebraska City passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Duff’s Friendship Villa in Nebr. City.

Robert was born on August 28, 1935 in Canton, IL; the son of Lester J. and Margaret E. (Meachem) Bennie.  He attended school in Canton and graduated from Canton High School.  He then went on to get his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree at Western Illinois University in McComb, IL.

He entered the United States Army in Nov. of 1954 and was stationed in Germany until his honorable discharge in Oct. of 1956.  On August 24, 1957, Robert was united in marriage to Janet A. Gardner in Canton, IL.

Much of his career he worked as a Systems Engineer with MITRE.  He also owned and operated a grocery business and taught part-time at Creighton University and UNO in the math department.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Janet Bennie of Nebr. City; three children:  Robert “Bob” Ray Bennie, Jr. and wife Angelia of Lincoln, NE; Julie Ann Webster and husband Roger of Papillion, NE and Richard “Rick” Bradley Bennie and wife Brooklyn of Nebr. City; nine grandchildren:  Jake Bennie, Jessie Hahn and husband Ty, Sadie Collett and husband Rob, Sam Bennie, Mike Webster, David Webster, Valerie Bennie, Makayla Bennie and Abigail Bennie; sister Donna McCoy and husband Herb of Tennessee; sisters-in-law:  Alice Bennie of Minnesota and LeeAnn Bennie of Illinois; mother-in-law Coralie Gardner of Texas; sister-in-law Joanne Henry of Texas; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers:  Jim Bennie and Jack Bennie.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at the Calvary Community Church in Nebr. City.   Military services will be conducted by the United States Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Duff’s Friendship Villa.   Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.   Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.