David L. “Whiz” White, 73, of Willshire died at 1: 05 p.m. on Sunday,
November 10, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill where he had been a
patient battling a lengthy illness.
He was born in Celina, Ohio, on August 17, 1946, the son of the late
Harold and Dorothy (Zimmerman) White.
He was a Parkway graduate of the Class of 1964, a U.S. Army veteran,
proudly serving in the Vietnam Conflict, and a member of the Willshire
American Legion Post #207.
After coming home from the service, David began working at B.F. Goodrich
Tire, in Woodburn, Indiana, and retired from there. On May 16, 1970, he
married his sweetheart, Becky Suman, whom he was married to for almost
50 years. David loved fishing, especially in Lake Erie. He also loved
sports of all kinds, and so, he could usually be found in front of the
tv, watching his favorite teams. He enjoyed cooking as well—something
he learned while a cook in the service in Vietnam—and enjoyed his
numerous trips to Manley’s to get the perfect meats!
addition to his wife Becky are their two sons: Scott White of
Monroeville, Indiana and Travis White of Willshire, Ohio; two sisters:
Linda (Steve) Ford of Neptune, Ohio and Karen (Ron) Heiser of Decatur,
Indiana; two brothers: Robert White of Decatur, Indiana and Ralph White
of Willshire, Ohio, one brother-in-law, Roger Roth of Berne, Indiana,
and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to his parents is a sister, Shirley Roth.
Services will be
held Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Ketcham-Ripley
Funeral Home in Rockford. Officiating will be Pastor Brad Kittle,
assisted by Steve Ford, David’s brother-in-law.
Burial will follow in Willshire Cemetery, Willshire, Ohio. Military
graveside services will be provided by the Willshire American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m.-8:00
p.m., and on Thursday, 1 hour prior to the funeral.
Memorials may be directed to the 49 Alive Club or to the D-6 Kids or
Youth Groups, all at Praise Point Church in Willshire.
Condolences may be