BENNETT, Richard G. (1931-1961) [SS#488-30-5538], drowned while skindiving at Santa Catalina Island. He was born in Indiana and was 29 at the time of his death.
In the News~
April 2, 1961 [Long Beach Independent-Press Telegram): “Skindiver, 31, drowned off Avalon Harbor. Avalon—A 31-year-old man  drowned Saturday while skindiving 15 miles off Avalon harbor. Richard Bennett, 7945 Dahlia Circle, Buena Park, was skindiving off the boat Bommar when the tragedy occurred shortly before 2 p.m. His body was taken to Avalon's Halverson Mortuary pending an autopsy.”