Richard J. “Dick” Bené
May 11, 1934 – Feb 12, 2017
Richard J. “Dick” Bené, a St. Louis native, moved to Omaha in 1970 as he continued his successful career in the insurance industry that spanned over 45 years. He was also an influential figure in establishing and promoting youth soccer across the state of Nebraska. In addition, his deep devotion to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish was reflected in the numerous leadership and supporting roles he played for nearly 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Adele; brothers, Leo, Jr. and Robert. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara H. Bené. He is also survived by his four children and their families: son Richard, Jr. and wife Belinda and their five children: Ryan (Craig) and children, Beau and Isla, Dustin (Lori) and children, Beckham and Genevieve, Matthew, Michael, and Morgan; son Thomas and wife Susannah and their two children, Brian and Shelby; son Michael and wife Amy and their five children: Christine (Rusty) and children E.J. and Christopher, Michelle (Jeffrey) and children Logan, Madilynn, and Abigail, Elizabeth, Jennifer, and Anthony; daughter Karen Helgren and husband Jeffrey and their three children: Molly, Heather, and Jeffrey, Jr.
VISITATION Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 3:30pm to 5pm and 6:15pm to 7:30pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Feb. 16th at 10am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Institute for Priestly Formation; Fr. Donald Shane Scholarship Fund; or Serra Club.