Stephen (Steve) Paul Benit, age 53, entered into eternal rest on October 8, 2016, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Steve was raised in Metairie and was a current resident of Clinton, Utah. After retiring from the US Army, Steve continued to be active in serving his community by working with the National Guard's Youth Challenge program, as well as the Honor Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Butch and Kay Benit. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Dawn, two children Kathryn Hatch (Aaron) and Lucienne Samayoa (Johnny); his brother Jay and sisters, Barbara and Vanessa; four grandchildren (Allyson, Sariah, McKay and Chloe) and numerous nieces and nephews. A private memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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