Robert L. White Jr.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Robert “Bob” L. White Jr., 84, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

Bob was born Sept. 6, 1936 to Robert White Sr. and Helen C. (Wassel) White in Sullivan.

He attended grade school at St. Joan of Arc in Indianapolis then moved to a farm in Blackhawk, Ind., with his family. Bob graduated from Blackhawk High School in 1954, joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in England.

After returning, he started working for Coca-Cola in Terre Haute and worked his way up to sales manager.

He married the love of his life, Debi, on Sept. 16, 1978 and she survives.

Bob began working for the Vendo Company out of Fresno, Calif., in 1978 and was consistently their number-one salesman until he retired in 2002. Not one to be idle, he started selling real estate for Setty’s Real Estate in Cloverdale before moving to American Realty and eventually retiring from Coldwell Banker in Greencastle.

Bob and Debi traveled extensively, both abroad and to every state in the U.S., owned a home for many years in Cape Coral, Fla., and wintered in Florida until last year. He enjoyed flea markets and garage sales but mostly loved being with family.

Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Charlotte, son Robert White III, granddaughter Kyra Gilbert and sons-in-law Charlie Matheny and Greg Catlin.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years; daughters Debbie Lindsay of Terre Haute, Brenda Hamilton of Terre Haute, Yolanda Matheny of Denver, Ind., Teresa (Dave) Duncan of Wasilla, Alaska and Brandi (Phillip) Huber of Greencastle; sons Todd (Jennifer) Messer of Avon, Andy (Vickie) Messer of Jackson, Ga., Travis White (Julian) of Los Angeles, Calif., Robert (Sara) White of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Michael (Rick) White of Melbourne, Australia; and a sister, Joanne Whittaker of Spotsylvania, Va., along with 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a devout Catholic.

Private family services will be held with concern for family and friends during this time of COVID-19.

Memorials may be made in memory of Bob to the donor’s favorite charity.

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