Robert “Bobby” Bennett

Date of Birth

September 12, 1950

Date of Death

February 19, 2023

City of Death


Lived a full life in Santa Barbara from his birth on Sept 12th, 1950 to his death on February 19th, 2023. Born to parents Robert “Bob” Bennett and Winifred “Winni” Bennett. He grew up in Montecito with his five siblings, Maria (Mikhailas) Daniel Bennett (deceased) Joanne (Bury Quinn) John Bennett, and Mark Bennett.

Benny, as his best friend Tom called him, had countless friends and acquaintances. He made friends everywhere. If you knew him or met him, you probably know how much he loved community, the ocean, surfing, recycling, talking loud, talking a lot, talking politics, surfing more, talking more, laughing, carpentry, bocce ball, friendly quarter ante poker, riding his bike, shopping at Tri-County Produce, eating healthy, talking and laughing more, going to Mexico, working on self inflicted construction projects while wearing his flip-flops as work boots, promoting off-grid or reusable construction materials, and of course he loved, loved, loved spending time with his close family and friends.

Bobby was quite a character with a wide variety of hobbies and interests, he was full of energy and filled his days with laughter, but most of all Bobby was a man of honesty, kindness and virtue.

Bobby was loved by more people that we can count. Please join us in celebrating him on May 21st for a Bobby Bennet tribute. There will be a Paddle-out at 12pm. Come to Lookout Park in Summerland with your boards so you can jump in the water with us. We have both park areas reserved. We will continue the celebration at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria from 5pm-8pm that night. We will be providing slideshows, live music, stories, food and drinks. It’s going to be an event Bobby wouldn’t want you to miss!


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