Kyle Harris

A Celebration of life for 61-year old Kyle Harris of Martin, SD, will be held Thurs, Jan 14, at 11:00 A.M. in the Old American Legion Auditorium in Martin with Cal Clifford and Pastor Lisa officiating. 

A lunch will be served at the New Legion following the service.

A memorial will be determined later. 

Online condolences made be left at

Kyle Wayne Harris was born on December 25, 1959 to Robert and Faye (Porch) Harris in Martin. He died Thursday, January 7, at Rapid City Monument Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.

Kyle moved several times as a young child. In August of 1960, the family moved to Chadron, then on to Arthur, NE, in the fall of 1962 and finally to Big Springs, NE 

Kyle attended school in Big Springs until his Junior year, then they moved back to Martin. He was involved in basketball and rodeo. He graduated in 1978 and then attended college in Okmulgee, OK, where he learned the trade of saddle making and boot repair. 

He returned to Martin and opened his boot and saddle repair shop in Circle H on Main Street, where he worked until 1996.

On September 5, 1981 Kyle married his sweetheart Kimberly Ann Henschel. To this union was born four children: Kellan, Kalen, Klay and Kelsie.

Throughout his life he also farmed and ranched alongside his father-in-law Edward Henschel and later his sons. Kyle was involved in the Bennett County Fair Board, High School Rodeo, School Board, Bennett County Activity Association, Martin City Council, Master Mason and Bennett County Commissioner.

Kyle’s greatest achievements were his children and grandchildren. He was a loving son, husband, uncle, father, and papa; a genuine friend to all.

Survivors include his wife, Kim; children Kalen (Heather), Klay (Kasi) and Kelsie Meeks (Luke); his mother Faye; his sister Lauri (Ken) Jobbins; 8 grandchildren and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his son Kellan; Father Robert; Sister Robin, Grandparents William and Ruth Porch, and William and Inez Harris.

Honorary pallbearers are all the extended “children” he claimed and loved. Also, his family and great friends.

Bennett County Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements for Kyle Harris.