Benny Enicke
October 19, 1950  -  March 26, 2019

Benny Enicke

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - Service Time
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Ardoin Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:00 PM
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New St. Anns Cemetery
Mamou, LA  70554
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VIDRINE-Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Thursday, March 28, 2019, for Benny Enicke, 68, who passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Vidrine, LA surrounded by his loved ones.

Father Bob Courville and Pastor Kevin West will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in New St. Anns Cemetery.

Benny loved his family more than anything. He worked offshore for 36 years to provide for his family. He was so proud of his three boys, three daughters-in-law and especially his six grandchildren. Benny taught them so much about life, fishing and hunting. He gave his all to his family.

Benny was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing. Give him a day in the woods or on the water fishing and he was happy.

Benny leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Arlene Vidrine Enicke; three sons, Scott Enicke and wife Carrie of New Hill, NC, Ross Enicke and wife Kristi of Vidrine and Kyle Enicke and wife Lacey of Eunice; his six precious grandchildren, Lillie, Adam, Colin, Brandon, McKenzie and Nathan Enicke; and four brothers, Byron, Gary, Myles and Bart Enicke all of Ville Platte.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jules and Ida Enicke.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Enicke family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Brooklyn Bordelon
    Oakdale, LA

    Hi, I am very sorry for your loss. I wanted to share a comforting scripture with you at Revalation 21: 3,4 which says “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” How comforting it is to know that one day we will not have to deal with the loss of a loved one and there is a hope for the future. Our prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Maggie Pitre Ortego
    Ville Platte, LA

    Our sincere condolences to your family. May God’s peace be with you in the weeks ahead.

  3. Randy Buller
    Jonesboro, LA

    Bryan, I am sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending prayers o you and all of your family.

  4. Jean Williams
    Port Barre, LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending my deepest sympathy and a comforting thought to the family of Mr. Benny Enicke. The Father of tender mercies and the GOD of all comfort, comforts us in all our tribulation. GOD made hope for the dead possible by sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for us. And Jesus promised that the dead will live again. Read John 5:21, 28, 29.

  5. Cody Enicke
    San Francisco, CA

    Uncle Benny always brought so much sunshine into the room. So happy and always making us laugh. My love and prayers are out there for the family. <3

  6. Jerrie Fonda
    Omaha, NE

    Lots of hugs and prayers to you all. I’m so sorry to hear this. Benny was one wonderful person, husband and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏🏻

  7. Ardoin's Funeral Home
    Ville Platte, LA

    On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.

  8. Matt Berzas
    Ville Platte, LA

    Arlene I was sorry to hear about Benny passing, I know it’s hard on you and your family, I wasn’t that close to Benny but I always like and respected him. I’ll pray for him and you and the kids. Be strong!!

  9. Celia Duos Halbert
    Cheneyville, LA

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  10. Katy Marcantel
    Mamou, LA

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Had foot sx so I cannot go to the funeral home, but will pray for your and your boys.

  11. Allen Thomas
    Bordelonville, LA

    If I had another lifetime to live I would never be able to find a better friend. He was my hunting and fishing partner for over sixty years. We were cub scouts, boy scouts, and little league team mates. Our time at the camp or in a boat can never be replaced. In many ways he was closer to me than my brothers and I loved him like a brother. In my good times and bad he stuck with me and never wavered in his friendship toward me. He and I shared many a good drink or cold beer together while sharing stories about our children and grand children. He will be sorely missed. In our last conversation we talked about taking him fishing even though he was having great difficulty getting around. Now he can fish everyday and watch the animals he so loved to hunt. I know he will be watching us from heaven because he lived a very honest, hard working life. God rest my buddy for eternity.

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