Bennett was a decorator.
He was living at Alloway Park, Ayr, Ayrshire. He was admitted in 1886 as an original lay member of Glasgow Art Club. He was among those Glasgow painters and architects who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
Bell, Peter, Who was Who in Edwardian Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986; Records of Glasgow Art Club.