October 4, 1969


May 19, 2020



Service Details

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Aguero Funeral Home, 4402 E Saunders, Laredo, TX 78041. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. from Aguero Funeral Home and Crematorium to Santo Niño Mission Catholic Church for a holy Mass at 10 a.m.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.


On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Benny Garza III was brought to the tender embrace of God. Benny was a native of Laredo, Texas.

His professional life began as an Air Force, PFC, following his entrepreneurial impulse that eventually lead him to starting a successful business named Laredo Home Theater. What harnessed his skills and charming personality was a long career in safety management, where he provided the best of service to many established businesses while spending four full years in Afghanistan as a designated country-safety manager. For his last job, he was called to work on a major project for Amazon, highlighting his career as an essential worker during the COVID-19 crisis. He was a passionate father, a selfless provider who prioritized taking care of his family, audiophile, car enthusiast, expert grill master, adventurer of all sorts, a grand entertainer, a power-house of energy and classy humor, a man who truly evoked pure joy just with being presence. His fine taste was reflected in aesthetics, food, movies, games, music, and more. If anyone lacked a smile, he would give you one of his.

In 2020 he started anew with high hopes of living a life of bliss with his new devout bride.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jose Amando and Evelia Reyes; by his paternal grandparents, Benito and Cecilia R. Garza; by his sister, Audrey Marie Perez; by his uncle, Dennis David Garza.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Ivonne Astrid Garza who adored him; by his beloved mom, Maricela “Marie” Lupear his rock; by his father, Benito Garza Jr. (Olga); by his cherished children, Ianneli Denise Garza, Benjamin Andrew Garza, and Diego Andres Garza; by his sisters, Devenny Denise Lupear (Gabriel Peche) and Graciela Garza (Eduardo Silva); by his brother Javier Ricardo Garza and many extended family members.


15 thoughts on “BENITO GARZA, III”

  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time, and may the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times, and he helps you heal with the passage of time.

  2. Mari…my deepest condolences. Even though it is very hard at this moment, God is with you and he will give you the peace you need. Blessings always.

  3. Dios les brindará el consuelo y la fuerza necesaria. Mis oraciones para su alma y para ustedes. Dios los bendiga. Con mucho respeto y cariño.

  4. My name is David Beard, I live in Terre Haute, Indiana. I met Benny at Piedras Negras, Mexico working at the Constillation Brands.
    I worked under Benny twice. Benny had just came up to Iowa in October of 2019 and took my place while I was on vacation. When I returned I couldn’t believe he was their. We went out an ate and talked about the good times. Benny was the type was Safety Professional that would go out of his way to help any one. I was totally shocked when I got the news, We had just spoke that Sunday before.
    He will be dearly missed and I especially will miss him. He was a great Friend and Safety partner to work with. If I can do anything for his Family , please let me know. David M. Beard 812-241-9306

  5. Olga Bueno (Castro)

    Maricela, On behalf of the Bueno(Castro) Family, Please accept our Sincerest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you feel the strength of God, as we hold you close in prayer.

  6. Ms. Lupear I offer my sincere condolences. May he rest in peace. There are no words at a time like this. Losing loved ones is so very hard but your babies is even more harder. God give you strength and I pray for you as well and to all your family members. I know we haven’t spoken in a long time but you have a piece of my heart for being a dear friend. With love, Sandra Liendo Soto

  7. My condolences to the family. He was part of my family with my nephew Marco (Paco) Flores.
    Phyllis Pego

  8. I had the pleasure of meeting Benny late 2019 in Iowa on a project. As soon as I met Benny, I thought we’d know each other for many years. He planned on making us steaks outdoors at our hotel, but we settled for Chinese food. Benny was so full of laughter and that infectious smile of his. I learned so much from him in our short time of knowing each other. I will miss him dearly. Love you comrade. Thank you for your service to our country and to our profession.

    Bernie Norwood
    Corpus Christi, Texas.

  9. I had the honor of working and to have met Benny for only nine short days. Benny moved into the same hotel I was staying at in Iowa. Benny planned on grilling some steaks for us outdoors; however, we settled for Chinese food which he loved and devoured. I never laughed so hard with the wonderful stories we shared. I felt as if I knew Benny all my life. His laugh and infectious smile I will remember forever. Love you Benny, keep ‘en safe in heaven brother!

  10. My sincere condolences to Benny’s family and friends. We had some great conversations and he loved music. He always spoke about his children and his mom. RiP my veteran brother.

  11. I had the honor of meeting Benny in Iowa last year. I only know him for nine days and it felt as if I known him all my life. He planned on grilling us some steaks the first weekend on the project; however, we settled for Chinese food. Benny was so great to be around, his infectious smile was contagious. Benny will be sorely missed. Rest well my friend and keep ‘me safe in heaven.

  12. Aurora Martinez

    My condolences to the Garza family, Benny was a great person and always fun to hang out with you will be missed..?

  13. Deborah Gonzales

    My deepest condolences to the family in your time of grief. You’re in my prayers for strength and peace through this difficult time. May he rest in peace in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

    Deborah Garza Gonzales

  14. Just learned of Benny’s passing. I was his first roommate in the Air Force at Fairchild AFB. Benny was always up for a good time and was most definitely the first one with a joke. A great guy back then and I’m sure a great husband and father. Best wishes for his family!
    Jeff Frehner

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