Born: September 16, 1947
Died: July 24, 2014
Bob was born on September 16, 1947 to Walter and Martha Bennett in Fort Worth, Texas, and passed away on July 24, 2014. He grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from Paschal High School in 1965, and attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. As a young man Bob had several interesting jobs. He spent several years as a First Class machinist at Bell Helicopter making Huey Helicopters during the Vietnam War, and later was a fireman at Arlington Fire Department. For the majority of his career he was an insurance salesman and led his company in sales achievements. When he moved to Colorado in 1987 Bob combined his lifelong love of nature, wildlife and photography into a career. He became an accomplished wildlife photographer with his work appearing in Yellowstone gift shops, National Geographic, Colorado Outdoors magazine, and publications around the world, including Russia and Japan. Bob moved to Spokane in 1997 and continued his photography of the local wildlife in the area, including Alberta, Canada. He particularly enjoyed the challenge of photographing the bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Bob was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife, Elaine and son, Robert G. Bennett, Jr. A memorial service honoring Bob’s life was held at Heritage Funeral Chapel on July 31, 2014.