Richard "Gery" Gerhardt
November 11, 1943
November 11, 2021
Richard G. "Gery" Bensberg passed away peacefully on his 78th birthday, Nov. 11, 2021, with his siblings and his daughter at his side. He succumbed to the after effects of Covid 19 at Memorial Hospital during his rehabiltation period.
He is predeceased by his parents, Richard & Charlotte Bensberg, his older brother, Bob, and his daughter, Molly. He is survived by his companion, Leslie Ellen, daughter Kelsey, and three grandsons, Adrian Bensberg, Emilio Bensberg and Quinn McArdle. His sister, Karen Ager (Jerry) and brother, Jim Bensberg (Barbara Gardner) also survive.
Gery grew up in Cheyenne Canon and attended Cheyenne Mountian Schools as well as the Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City. After graduation, he became heavily involved in the motorcycle industry, following his passion. He was employed at Don's Cycles, Fay Myers Motorcycle World, Academy Cycles, Pikes Peak Motorcycle Supply and Apex Sports over the years. Well liked for his quick wit and ready smile, he was respected throughout the region and state for his work ethic and dependability.
Those who knew him will surely miss him but will smile when they remember his signature farewell, "Pop a wheelie!"
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Published by The Gazette on Nov. 14, 2021.