Benjamin Julius Lavitt

Benjamin Julius Lavitt

July 28, 1988 – December 24, 2018

Tender-hearted son of Greg and Debbie Lavitt; went to his Heavenly Father’s arms on Christmas Eve. What a joyous Christmas Day he must have had with Jesus! He was loved and is survived by his grieving parents, Greg and Debbie Lavitt; his brother, Sam; grandmothers, Norma Mahrt and Beverly Lavitt; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 

PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE. Memorials are suggested to the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska.


  • Maggie Barnett Posted December 26, 2018 3:59 pm

    I am incredibly sorry for your loss Greg & Debbie. I lived with Ben for a short time, and while he had his demons, he was one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever been lucky enough to know. He had such a laid back and positive demeanor and your description of Ben being tender hearted couldn’t be more accurate. I will forever be grateful for my time with him and hope that the love of family and friends will help to comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

  • Sandy Posted December 26, 2018 7:03 pm

    I am so, so sad and I grieve with you and for you! Your Ben was a sweet kid, always kind and always respectful when I was around him. Your love for him was so apparent! He couldn’t have had more supportive and loving parents! Lifting you all in prayer! Here for you!!

  • Barb Herting Posted December 26, 2018 8:41 pm

    Greg and Debbie , I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the fun hockey games and how smooth of a skater Ben was. He always had a smile on his face and so kind. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Herting

  • Deb Hilgenkamp Posted December 27, 2018 8:25 am

    Dearest Greg and Debbie,
    My heart is grieving fiercely for your family. I have such fond memories of our days at church together when our children were young. Every Christmas I think of the time when we took Ben and Bryce with us to help a needy family. Now our sons are together in Heaven. Eleven years ago you attended the funeral of Bryce, and I was so blessed to see you. I think of your family often. If I can be there for you in any way please let me know. There are no words to express my sympathy for your unimaginable loss. You are loved!

  • Mike Dudzinski Posted December 27, 2018 8:58 am

    Greg & Debbie, Words cannot express my profound sadness for the loss of your son, Ben. While it’s been a number of years since we (all) shared a bench at the ice rink, I recall fondly the blonde haired young man that ‘never said a word’ but was gifted with so much talent. He is one of those lights that shined brighter than most; probably why our savior wanted him back so quickly. My most sincere condolences to you & Sam.

  • Micah Sedlacek Posted December 27, 2018 10:27 am

    This world lost a Warrior love ya brother. I will see you in Vahala.

  • Ann Lavin Posted December 27, 2018 10:55 am

    Dear Debbie and Greg. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Ben was a kind and gentle soul. He touched the hearts of so many people, and I truly hope that you can find comfort in knowing that. May he rest in the arms of the angels.

  • Gail Hudson Shook Posted December 27, 2018 2:04 pm

    Greg, Debbie and Sam, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy. Special thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  • Claudia Cordes Posted December 27, 2018 4:08 pm

    My heart is aching for you. The depth of your love for your sweet Ben was apparent always. May your memories sustain you as you miss him. Prayers are being lifted for your whole family.

  • Nancy Thrasher Posted December 28, 2018 8:57 am

    I’m so sorry and so sad for your loss of Ben. My prayers are with you all.

  • Erin m Posted December 28, 2018 12:22 pm

    I knew Ben since high school. We kept in touch throughout the years and i am so saddened to hear of his passing. He was loved by many and i will miss him greatly.

  • Carol Degan Posted December 28, 2018 3:22 pm

    Debbie, Gregg, Sam my heart is heavy knowing how greatly you grieve. He is at peace and will remain in the arms of Jesus until you all meet again. Take comfort from the love surrounding you in the days ahead.

  • Cathi Dougherty Posted January 1, 2019 8:29 am

    Iam so very sorry for your loss. I am deeply grieved and I hope in your deep faith you can find the strength to carry on his memories. May Jesus wrap his arms around all of you.

  • Brian Reveling Posted January 1, 2019 7:12 pm

    Ben, my friend. You are one of the greats. Everyone who knew you is better because of it. I can think of so many people who I already know are too shocked to think and too devastated to cry, including myself. I’ll never forget the good times, brother. Rest in Peace.
    To Ben’s family- Coming from a close friend of his.. he always loved you guys and talked about all of you. He was proud and grateful for you. He always did the decent thing even when no one was looking.

  • Cas tal Posted August 12, 2020 12:05 pm

    Rest in peace! Joku päivä juodaan tuolla rajan toisen puolen!
    – your buddy from finland
    Im proud when i got know u man,

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