Walter Joseph Benoit, Sr.

August 24, 1928 ~ May 29, 2024

Walter J. Benoit, Sr. peacefully passed away May 29, 2024. He was 95 years of age, born in Gueydan, LA in August of 1928. Walter is the son of Theobert Benoit & Cora Mae “Moore” Benoit. He was one of 12 children and has one remaining sibling, Ruby Peshoff, who recently celebrated 100 years of age, living near Oakdale, Louisiana.

Walter served in the US Navy and witnessed history in the testing of the first nuclear bombs on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

He retired from the Lake Charles Fire Department having achieved the position of Chief during his tenure. He worked his off days as a Longshoreman until he retired.

He has lived a long enjoyable life in retirement keeping a big yard full of plants, fruit trees and a huge garden every year, outliving most all his family and friends.

In pursuit of his passions he will be remembered as an avid hunter, chasing ducks and geese well into his late 70’s, and loved shrimping when not hunting.

His greatest joy lay in family. He traveled often and far visiting his children, grandchildren, and extended family. Family was important to him and he made an effort to visit with everyone.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son Walter “Butch” Benoit, his wife Mary , and their children Lauren Benoit and Jacques Benoit; his daughters Amanda Stewart and her husband Dr. Timothy P. Stewart, sons Adam Stewart and Paul Stewart, daughters Mary Claire Stewart and Anna Stewart, and daughter Deanna Broussard, and Deanna’s sons Austin Broussard and Dylan Broussard; as well as great-grandchildren Wesley James Benoit, Trenton Stewart, Kenley Stewart, Collins Stewart, Callie Ann Sewart; and a favorite brother-in law, Tommy Ayo and wife “Sis” of Spotsylvania, VA.

A time of gathering for family and friends will be Friday, May 31, 2024, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. The family has entrusted cremation arrangements to Johnson Funeral Home.


Gathering of Family & Friends: Friday, May 31, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. My Dad was a fireman with Walter. He took Dad and I hunting when I was 5 or 6 and shot my first duck and never forgot that. RIP Mr. Walter.

  2. Mr. Benoit lived a really full life! Rest in Peace.

    My condolences to the family.

    Michael Brenner

  3. Our condolences from our family to yours. Wish we could have made the gathering, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    The Wilsie Joseph Benoit Family

  4. I met Mr. Walter at the YMCA when I was a young man. He was a man’s man. He had a good sense of humor.

    I ask God to bless and comfort his family. May he rest in eternal peace.

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