Gary Dean White, 1957-2008
Gary Dean White ended his battle with cancer on Friday in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 50.
He was born to Mary and Gary White on Sept. 25, 1957, in Sacramento Calif. As a child he lived in Taiwan, Turkey, and many places in the United States. He graduated from high school in his father’s hometown of Wetumpka, Okla.
Gary resided in the Colorado River Valley for 14 years, working as a successful plumbing and heating contractor and ranch caretaker.
He is survived by his mother, Mary White, and her partner, Ted Brown; sons Joshua and Benjamin White; sister Donna O’dell; brother David White; grandchildren Mason and Sydney; nieces Amy and Kayleb; and nephews Jeremy and Derek. Gary also leaves behind many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
A memorial service is being planned for the fall on his favorite Colorado ranch. Contributions can be made in Gary’s name to The American Cancer Society.