Richard “Dick” Lee White was born on October 23, 1944, in Wadena, Minnesota, to Charles and Edith (Dague) White. He grew up in the Wadena area and attended the Staples Tech College. While studying, Dick worked for G&L for two years.
Dick was united in marriage to Carol Rach on October 23, 1965, at the Bartlet Lutheran Church in Verndale, Minnesota, and to this union four children were born. They lived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, for 11 years before moving back to Verndale. He bought the farm in 1971 and he was a dairy farmer until 1997. Dick worked for 15 years for the Mason Brothers before retiring in 2012 to be his wife Carol’s caretaker.
Dick was a member of the Aldrich Township Board for well over 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, wood working and baking. His family was his whole world, but his grandkids were doated on the most. Dick was a great role model; he was kind and loving man who readily accepted everyone into his family.
Dick passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in his home at 76 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Dick in death is his wife of 51 years: Carol; his parents; and his sister Blanche Ash.
Deeply loved, Dick’s passing will be mourned by his children: Jason (Kelly) White of Maple Plain; Jennifer (Dan) Cameron of Verndale; Mitchell (Jessica) White of Verndale; and Kayla (Jared) Coffey of Staples; 13 grandchildren; siblings: Dennis (Judy) White; Louise (Myron) Bas; Lorna (Robert) Sibert; and Joyce (Steve) Clark; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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