Gary Wayne White passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:45 a.m., in Taylorville, Illinois. He was 69 years old.
The son of Benjamin Leroy White and Wilma Joyce (Beard) White, Gary was born on December 2, 1951 in East St. Louis. He attended Mt. Olive Schools. He married Patricia Ann Smith on January 28, 1976 in Carlinville, Illinois. Gary was employed as a security guard for the Illinois Secretary of State and retired in 2013. He served in the United States Army. Gary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive.
Gary is survived by his wife, Patricia, a son, Mitch (Nichole) White, a daughter, Stacey (Ross) Wilson, four granddaughters: Olivia, Brynnlee, Maddison, Katelyn, a grandson, Brayden, and a sister, Vicky Mitchell.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Steve, Bob, and Darrell and a sister, Janet.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and a service will follow. Reverend Tom Brewer will be officiating. Mask and social distancing required.
Memorials suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Olive, Illinois.
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to leave an online condolence can do so at beckerandson.com.
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