He was born Dec. 24, 1928 in Knightsville, Ind., to Lenard Arthur and Jane (Wallace) White.
Ben was a 1947 graduate of Spencer High School.
He served in the National Guard and worked as a project supervisor for INDOT for 48 years.
He attended Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, was a member of the Owen County Conservation Club, enjoyed puzzle books, and was a perfectionist.
Ben is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruthanna (Thacker) White; a son, Stephen (Teresa) White of Poland; a daughter Susan (Fred) Rumple of Spencer; two grandchildren, Mindy (Kevin) Pemberton and Brandi (Corey) Mauder; and three great-grandchildren, Evan and Ethan Pemberton, and Ian Mauder.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer. Elder Jimmie Clemmer, Elder Todd Durnil and Jimmie Durnil will officiate.
Entombment will follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.