Richard H. Whitey White 80, Korea vet, Manheim VFW Commander

By on January 9, 2013

Richard H. "Whitey" White, 80, of Manheim, died peacefully at his home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Leroy C. and Ruth Yingst White. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. May White who died in 1997.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War. Whitey was an active and faithful member of the Manheim VFW where he served as Commander; and a life member of the Manheim American Legion. Other memberships included Dela-Ches Fishing Association, Elstonville Sportsmen’s Association, and the Germania Band Club, Manheim.

Whitey retired from Yellow Freight, Lancaster where he was a truck driver for many years. Whitey was baptized in the United Christian Church, Manheim. His interests included hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, participating in rodeo riding, NASCAR and following his favorite driver, the late Dale Earnhardt.

Surviving are two sisters: Darlene Madara, and Alberta wife of George Matheny all of Marietta. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is a son: Richard R. White.

Whitey’s graveside service was held Jan. 4 at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Ephrata. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be sent in Whitey’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

To send the family online condolences, visit:

Buch Funeral Home, Inc., Manheim.

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