Henry F. Bentley
October 7, 1958  -  March 1, 2016

Henry F. Bentley

Memorial Service
Christ Church in the Downs
604 Harris Lane
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
Saturday, March 12, 2016
2:00 P.M.
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Henry F. Bentley, 57, of Ruidoso, NM. A beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, sadly left us on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at his home in Ruidoso. He was born October 7, 1958 in El Paso, TX to Henry L. Bentley and Zola Means. He was a very well known and respected contractor and a jack of all trades. He enjoyed having his hair blown in the wind on his Harley, as well as water sking at Elephant Butte.
He met his soulmate, Diana L. Gent and they were married May 28 and spent 35 years together. He will be greatly missed.
His is survived by his wife, Diana L. Bentley; daughters, Mercedes L. Bentley, Jade Gent and her fiancee Aaron Gomez; his grandson, Henry Ernesto; sister in law, Ana Gent; brother in law Joshua Gent and sister in law, Meghan Guynn, nephews, Jayden Gomes, Kaylob Gomez, Junior Gent, Devin Gent, Sabastian Gent, Dustin Bentley; niece Aliciah Gent, Kayla Bentley, Kristi Bentley, Misty Mollinary, Wendy Mollinary; brothers, Les Bentley, Dustin Bentley, Tom & Jacqueline Bentley and Hebe Bentley; sisters, Mandy Bentley and Linda Mollinary.
He left our hearts heavy, but our dear Lord has called him for that long ride in the heavens. May he ride like a Free Bird. We love you our Henry.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 P.M. at Christ Church in the Downs.


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  1. rebecca reeves
    alamogordo, NM

    So sorry to hear about Henrys passing....We had so much fun in Ruidoso and I will never forget uur trip to Mexico!!!! Love to you Diane and may the memories last a lifetime...I know he loved you dearly...R.I.P. and God Bles you all.
    Becky Reeves



  3. Samantha Byron
    ruidoso, NM

    Rest in peace Henry you will be missed by many.

  4. Lori Torres
    Las Cruces, NM

    I love you my friend. I will see you soon.

  5. Flora & Tim White
    Albuquerque, NM

    Our Deepest condolences go out to the entire Bently family. Henry was a good hard working man! RIP Henry.


    God bless and be with your family Diana. Know he is always with you and is watching over you each day. Love Heather Harris and family

  7. David and Babs Hanna
    Nogal, NM

    Dee Dee: We were so saddened to hear of Henry's passing. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. He will be greatly missed by all who know him. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. David and Babs

  8. Scot and Linda Chapman
    Lincoln, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bentley Family. We will miss you , Jock.

  9. Teri and Rick Button
    Ruidoso, NM

    Oh Dede and the Bentley Boys, we are so sorry for your unamaginable loss. Henry was a fine man and this is such a great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP HENRY BENTLEY. Teri and Rick Button

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