Gary A. White


Gary A. White

July 19, 1950 – December 21, 2021

Age 71

Gary was born in Rapid City, SD, and later moved to Montrose, SD.  Gary graduated from Montrose High School in 1968 and was selected to go to American Legion Boys State during high school.  After high school, Gary attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, graduating with a degree in chemical engineering in 1972.  During high school and college, Gary competed in wrestling.  Gary completed the Army ROTC program at the School of Mines and served in the Army Corps of Engineer Reserves.  Gary went on to work as a chemical engineer for nearly three decades focusing on the production of ammonia fertilizer.

Gary met Kathy in Sioux City, IA in 1977 and they later married in 1978.  Gary and Kathy have two sons, Justin and Brady.  Gary was passionate about spending time with family, enjoying get-togethers, camping, biking, and skiing. Throughout his life, Gary enjoyed music, concerts, and western movies, and became a Nebraska football and volleyball fan.

Throughout his life, Gary had a deep faith and was an avid church member serving the church in several capacities.

Preceded in death by his father Marion “Butch” White; brothers Marlin & Dale White.

Survived by his wife of 43 years Kathy; sons Justin White (Johanna) & Brady White; grandchildren Logan & Audrey; mother Betty Painter; siblings Red White (Susanne), Ellie Leggett, David White (Mary), Karen Hoffman (Bob), & Marilyn Campbell (Bob); and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Monday, December 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by his

Funeral Service: at 11:00 a.m., both, at First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Bellevue Blvd. South, Bellevue.

To view video of the service, please click the link below.

Inurnment: Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, South Dakota

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church





  • Jan Carney Posted December 26, 2021 4:27 pm

    Sending love and hugs during this most difficult time for your family.

  • Sam & Debbie Rexing Posted December 27, 2021 10:04 am

    Kathy, Justin, Brady, and Family,

    Our prayers and warm heartfelt condolences extend to you and your family for the loss of Gary. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We love you!

  • Gloria Preuss Posted December 27, 2021 11:58 am

    Sending our love and prayers to you and your boys. Beautiful service.

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