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Gary Benton Rhinesmith

April 25, 1936 — May 20, 2024


Gary Benton Rhinesmith, 88, of Easley, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024, at The Foothills Retirement Community. 

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Arnold William and Florence Kosowsky Rhinesmith. He graduated from the University of South Carolina for his undergraduate degree and continued his education at the University of Delaware where he earned his Masters in Business Administration. Gary honorably served as a marine for 7 years, a testament to his dedication, courage, and love for his country. He retired from Professional Warranty Services Corporation in Nevada where he worked in sales for over 10 years. 

Gary had a profound love for animals, dedicating much of his time to caring for his own. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and was known for his spirited support, proudly donning Cowboys gear and cheering on the team through every season. Additionally, he volunteered at many hospitals, including Baptist Easley. 

He is survived by his two sons, Gary Rhinesmith Jr., “Chip” (Deanne) and Scott Rhinesmith (Lori); a daughter, Wylyn Doherty (Mike); a sister Elaine Buchanan (Jay); four grandchildren; Michael Doherty (Jennifer), Sara Beth Ashbaugh (Shane), Zachary Rhinesmith (Lauren), Lindsay Hill (Richard); and seven great grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his brother, Roderick Rhinesmith. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory – Powdersville, Easley. 

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