Bryan M. Benner passed away July 30, 2022, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after years of heart problems and diabetes. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, the son of Otis Bryan Benner and Gladys Viola Cushman.
He attended schools in Waldoboro and graduated in 1972 there. He had great knowledge of history when in high school, and his younger cousins would call him when they needed answers to historical questions.
Following high school, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Alaska. After serving in the Army, he enlisted in the Navy, stationed in Florida and San Diego, Calif.
While in California he attended college and received a degree in business. He was active in church and spent time in Haiti. He also opened a Christian bookstore for one year before returning to Maine.
Bryan resided with his parents for many years before having an apartment in Old Town and Liberty. He was always active in church and was generous to church organizations. He studied his Bible daily. He found a wonderful church home at Liberty Baptist Church.
Bryan was predeceased by both of his parents; his brother, Douglas Benner; his niece, Nichole Benner; his uncles, Frank, and Harold Cushman; aunts, Sylvia Buck and her husband, Lawrence, Eleanor Martin, Anita Benner; and cousins, Michael Buck, Ronald Benner, Steven Benner, Morgan Benner, and Kathy Benner.
Bryan is survived by his brother, Craig Benner, of Glenburn; his sister, Emily Benner, of Milford; his uncles, Ronald Benner, of Union, Robert Benner, of Waldoboro, Sherman Cushman, and his wife, Alice, of Friendship, and Carroll Martin, of Nobleboro; his nieces, Maria Cox and her husband, Mike, of Waldoboro, Amy Collins and husband, Andy, of Maine, and Heather O’Brien and her husband, Shane, and their daughter, Kingsley of Hermon, Donna Jillson, of Rockland; cousins, Teresa Bailey, Darlene Griesenbrock and her husband, Jan, of Waldoboro, Darrell Martin, of St. George, Randall Benner, of Union, Daniel Benner, of Alabama, Deborah Walker, of Waldoboro, Theresa Cousins, of Blue Hill, and Melissa Mason, of Washington.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Section J. Pastor Ian Jewett of Liberty Baptist Church will be officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Halls of Waldoboro, to extend online condolences please visit Bryan’s book of memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.